Chicago shooting injures 13 people, reveals gaps in stepped-up police fight against gangs

  • Article by: CARLA K. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 8:00 PM

CHICAGO — A shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy and 12 others in Chicago occurred just outside a section of the city that police have flooded with officers, reigniting outrage over the toll of the community's gun violence and the inability of stepped-up police action to stop it.

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patasticSep. 20, 13 6:07 AM

When my kids were three, they were in bed at 10:00 PM, especially on a weeknight.

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peoplewatchrSep. 20, 13 6:25 AM

I thought guns were banned in Chicago? Sounds like banning guns isn't the answer!

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odinmanSep. 20, 13 7:25 AM

Where's the outrage from Obama, Holder, Sharpton and Jackson?

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EleanoreSep. 20, 13 7:34 AM

When the usual racial divisiveness won't work in a situation like this, nor the fact that there are illegal gun bans already in place here, the usual suspects claiming victim and trying to profit from it are nowhere to be seen are they.

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unclemushySep. 20, 13 7:58 AM

Don't hold your breath waiting for Obama, Holder, Sharpton or Jackson to condemn this. Why don't the anti-gun crowds demand stricter gun control in Chicago? Oh wait... they already have the strictest gun laws in the nation.

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occamrazorSep. 20, 1310:08 AM

"Dreadlocked" individuals in a gray sedan. Can we not acknowledge the race of the perpetrators, or would that be culturally insensitive?

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Interested ObserverSep. 20, 1310:24 AM

You can always tell when an issue makes the liberals squirm about the dark side of our exploding welfare state. They look the other way and squelch most of the conservative comments that come in to the StarTrib. Very sad!

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roadtoruinSep. 20, 1310:32 AM

When will the left accept the ridiculously obvious fact that strict gun control laws do NOTHING to prevent gun violence. If anything, they seem to exasberate the problem.

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jarlmnSep. 20, 1310:35 AM

Impossible! Chicago has the strictest gun control in the nation! How about you gun-grabbers finally just acknowledge that your magical-thinking cure-all gun control is routinely scoffed-at by gang-bangers and other criminals? I'm sure some delirious gun-phobic leftist will now claim that the grey sedan had a NRA sticker on it and that the weapon was an "Glock AR-15 Shotgun Machinegun" or some other idiocy. And yeah, where *is* Sharpton and Jackson? I'm also waiting for Obama to pronounce, "if I had a son, he would be just like this shot-up three year old."

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commonsens4uSep. 20, 1310:50 AM

But guns are illegal in Chicago. How could this happen? -sarc- Also why is a 3 year old out in a park after 10 pm?

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