Fourth of July Weekend Toll: 82 Shot, 14 of Them Fatally, in Chicago

Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune, July 7, 2014

For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.

It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers.

It was just one of dozens of shooting scenes across Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend. In all, at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon when two woman were shot as they sat outside a two-flat within a block of Garfield Park.

Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, including two boys 14 and 16 who were killed when they allegedly refused to drop their guns.


The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the Old Irving Park neighborhood to a 66-year-old woman grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch on the Far South Side.  Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.

Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.

• From Thursday night into Friday, three people were killed and 10 others wounded. An attack outside a West Englewood salon left two men dead and an East Garfield Park shooting took the life of a 21-year-old woman.

• From Friday afternoon into Saturday, 20 people were shot, one fatally. The man who died had been flashing gang signs in a parking lot in the Clearing neighborhood when someone told him to stop. When the man didn’t, he was shot, police said.

• From Saturday night into Sunday morning, four people were killed and another 10 wounded.

• The bloodiest stretch of the weekend was a 13-hour periodbetween 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 3:30 a.m. Monday when four people were killed and at least another 26 wounded, many of them in critical condition. And the most chaotic scene was in South Chicago, where three people were wounded during a running gun battle.



Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.

    Lets see if they can double or triple the count on Labor Day weekend.
    Keep up the excellent body count

    • Who Me?

      Aim better!

    • Pro_Whitey

      Only as long as it does not involve whites, please. It looks like we lost a white Indianapolis police officer, and I’m not sure of the race of the Gary, IN, police officer and whether he was murdered or committed suicide.

      • r j p

        The officer in Gary was White and was murdered.

    • Sick of it

      They always breed more than they lose in these confrontations.

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        Not necessarily. Between this and the high abortion rate, the black population is remaining more or less stable. It’s the hispanic population that’s exploding.

        • WR_the_realist

          Actually the black population is slowly but inexorably increasing. Blacks were 10% of the population when I was a boy, they will soon be 15%. But of course the Hispanic population is growing by leaps and bounds.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chimpcongo, says the shootings are the fault of the NRA and the firearms industry.

      So you see the black community is totally blameless.

      • Don’t forget, Rahm is up for reelection next year. His approval ratings are in the tank, and the biggest decline has been among blacks, keep in mind that black voters gave Rahm a majority of their votes in a race that had former Sen. Carol Mostly Fraud in it.

        Rahm can’t blame Le’Daquan-el for his violent crimes, because Le’Daquan-el’s grandma often votes. Hardly any NRA votes in Chicago.

        • Strider73

          Rahm’s approval rating could be in negative numbers,and he would still win. The Chimpcongo political machine is the most corrupt in the nation, going back at least as far as Richard Daley Sr. As long as Rahm controls the machine, he is mayor for as long as he wishes.

          • Yeahbut…the nature of the Chicago machine is changing. The old imagery about it is smoke filled rooms next to the slaughterhouse. The phrase going around the Chicago political scene these days is: Pinstripe patronage.

      • Strider73

        Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new and better name for our “favorite” city. “Chicongo” is now “Chimpcongo.” A tip of the hat to Oil Can Harry!

    • It’s not like any of them work anyway, so why do they do this on holidays?

      • ElComadreja

        They indulge in even more alcohol and drugs than usual. Combine that with a predisposition towards violence, poor impulse control, a low IQ and an inability to think about the consequences of their actions. I’m amazed there aren’t hundreds dead.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Because the stores have more shiny stuff and the endcaps.

        Shiny stuff excites them.

    • Conrad

      These people (I use the term loosely here) need to go to the range & get more practice. So do we, by the way.

      • Strider73

        You are correct. I haven’t been to the range in more than a year, thanks to the escalating cost of ammo (even FMJ).

  • MekongDelta69

    When I saw this on CBS Chicago, I (obviously) didn’t need to read the article, but I did for two reasons:

    1. I wanted to see if they mentioned black in the article.

    2. I wanted to see if they allowed Comments.

    • Voice of Reason

      CBS Chicago removed commenting section all stories about 6 months ago along the the ABC Washington, DC affiliate WJLA. “Mean spirited” was the excuse if I recall.

    • TruthBeTold

      Every time this story comes up, they tell us, ‘but overall, crime is down’.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Are you in Chicago? Me too!

        It’s nice to met Chicago people here because if you just went out in public, you’d think this city was to a one insane.

        • r j p

          I didn’t go out over the weekend.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Not at all? That’s a shame.

    • ElComadreja

      It’s the same in newspapers across America. Whenever their black pets act up no comments are allowed.

  • St. Louis had 3 murders and 13 others shot over the long weekend. That may seem like peanuts compared to Chicago, but consider that Chicago has 5.5 times as many blacks as St. Louis does. So multiply 3k/13s by 5.5 and you get 16k/71s, meaning that per capita, St. Louis was a little worse than Chicago.

    • Voice of Reason

      According to CBS SF Bay Area:

      4 Shot Dead In Violent San Francisco Holiday Weekend

      July 7, 2014 11:59 AM

      Add in the oonsies and twosies from NY, NOLA, BAL, etc the herd did a fine job culling itself this weekend.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “It was just one of dozens of shooting scenes across Chicago over the
    long Fourth of July weekend. In all, at least 82 people were shot, 14 of
    them fatally, since Thursday afternoon when two woman were shot as they
    sat outside a two-flat within a block of Garfield Park.”

    Sounds like something out of Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down” set in Mogadishu, Soamlia. I wonder how much gun violence Garfield Park saw in the evil 1950s.

    • r j p

      Garfield Park is a ghetto.

      • So CAL Snowman

        That’s what I was assuming, but was it a ghetto during the evil 1950s? Or to put it another way, did White people ever live in Garfield Park?

        • r j p

          I believe it was Jewish but “turning” then.

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        The word “ghetto” is often used as an excuse for bad black behavior.

  • anony

    Left completely on their own, they will surely destroy themselves. Leave them alone!

    • Who Me?

      We can always hope, but they need “shootin’ lessons”. They are doing too much missing and merely wounding… If 82 people were shot, there ought to be at least 82 bodies sitting at the morgue for processing.

      • So CAL Snowman

        They need night vision goggles so they can actually see their fellow africans when it’s pitch black out at 2:30 in the morning.

      • r j p

        We have the best Level 1 trauma centers in the country!

        • Who Me?

          Yeah, too bad about that. Most of the wounded will probably recover and be up and back at their TNB before Halloween.

      • anony

        Don’t attribute White abilities to them.

    • They won’t destroy themselves.

      Here’s part of what I said when this thing came up over at CofCC awhile ago.


      They might shoot and kill each other, and not us.


      It’s not going to cull their population.

      Let’s say there are only ten people on Earth. All are of reproductive age and capability. Assume no multiple births, no twins triplets etc.

      If, of the ten people, nine are women and one is a man, you can have nine new people about every nine months. In three years, the population will be 46.

      If, of the ten people, nine are men and one is a woman, you can only have one new person every nine months. In three years, the population will be 14.

      The long and short of it is that the greater the percentage of your population that is women of reproductive age and capability, the higher your population growth rate can be. In any species that uses sexual reproduction, the population bottleneck are females of reproductive age and capability.

      This also means that the only way really to commit real genocide against a population is to knock off the women of reproductive age.

      Black violence almost always involves men and perpetrators and men as victims. If N’Deshawntavious murders Doodooquan, all it means is that Doodooquan is six feet under and N’Deshawntavious is in the state can for life or maybe the death penalty. It does not mean that Shaniqua, Latrina and Aquanetta back in the hood won’t be able to hook up with Da’Vont-a, T’more-j, Lilflo, Scrap, Gat, N’D’Mario or Ky’shawn and reproduce.

      Not even blacks are dumb enough to murder wantonly their own reproductive age women.

      Incidentally, this is why young women have traditionally been kept out of combat.


      • anony

        I didn’t mean literally that they would “genocide” themselves. My thought was how effective Haiti, for example, is as a functioning society, or pick any of a number of sub-Saharan African countries. All ineffective societies.

  • Separation from this genetically debauched group of creatures is the only answer. Let them have at themselves so long as they’re a long way away from my people.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      The southern segregationists knew exactly what they were doing when they came up with “separate but equal.”

      • anony

        They were only kidding about the “equal” part.

  • Anglokraut

    Sounds like their aim is improving.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Hey Chicago, how are those strict gun laws working out for you? America doesn’t need gun control, it needs African-American control.

  • r j p

    They come on to my street but they don’t act up here (even though they were doing their mischief only a few blocks away) because there are bars a block away with permanent police protection.

  • Luca

    It’s that damned global warming again! If only we had a carbon tax so we could fight these heat waves that are causing all this crime.

    • IstvanIN

      It was 95 today in NJ and I barely shot anybody.

  • IstvanIN

    Every event from baby showers to holidays involves shootings. And we are expected to believe they are our equals?

    • ElComadreja

      A black funeral isn’t complete without a shooting.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Same for a wedding or a baby shower.

        • Anglokraut

          Or a kindergarten graduation. Which is something that must have been started by Blacks. I never “graduated” from kindergarten, elementary, middle, or junior high school. I graduated from high school, and community college. That is “White normal”; Blacks aren’t likely to achieve “White normal” so the bar is dropped way, way down.

          • Strider73

            Don’t forget those wonderful “stop the violence” events, which inevitably turn violent.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “Fourth of July Weekend Toll: 82 Shot, 14 of Them Fatally, in Chicago”

    IOW, it was a quiet weekend in the “Killing Fields” of Chicago — what Chicago needs is hundreds of thousands of third world immigrants to increase “vibrancy.”

    And…we Whites must be ever tolerant of other people’s cultural practices. Who are WE to say shooting and killing isn’t a black cultural way of celebrating the Fourth of July holiday?

    They were celebrating “Dependence Day!!”

    As for the wounded —

    Drop ‘em off at the nearest VA hospital.

    • r j p

      They were celebrating “Dependence Day!!”

      Love it.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Those who cannot be named are very much among those responsible for this sort of chaos and violence that is spreading in our rightful homelands. Do you see the pattern here? Creating chaos and violence, then creating the pretext for what amounts to marital law. Martial law under the direction of hostile racial aliens is enemy occupation, and that will lead to another holocaust against whites, just like the one against Eastern Europeans during the 20th century. They will of course use these incidents to incite violence against whites who own guns legally for protection against both these heathens and tyrants in Washington. What both do not realize, is the Second Amendment does not come into play until the moment either one or both try to take it away.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Third world immigration-fueled multiculturalism is the path to naked tyranny. Third world immigrants come from cultures that have no tradition or history of political freedom. They lack the biological and cultural prerequisites for successful participation in a modern western democracy. As the different third world diasporas increase in size, the less they need to assimilate the language and culture of the dominant ethny. Now, they have their own parallel societies in the form of ethnic enclaves, where they can associate with members of their own ethnoracial group and no one else. Because the imported diversity is unassimilable, a powerful government is needed to keep the diversity in line. The more diversity there is, the more totalitarian the government becomes. Maximum diversity is simply the absence of freedom.

    • LHathaway

      “Chances are every one of the dead was non-white filth whose deaths make everyone else a little safer”.

      Oh, they’re willing to shoot whites too, although they usually don’t take it that far.

    • Ich bin ex-Verbrecher.

      • Anglokraut

        Sigh, I wish I could afford more Rosetta Stone. It is personally shameful that I don’t know German, although I am enjoying the Spanish software.

        • Strider73

          He means “I am an ex-criminal.” The captions on the sign say “Weapons monopoly for criminals?” and “Disarmament initiative — NO.” I don’t know as much German as I used to (took a couple of semesters in college), but am speaking as much as I can today to commemorate Germany’s smackdown of Brazil!

  • Alexandra1973

    Just another holiday weekend in da hood. Move along, nothing to see here.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.

    Meanwhile, the Chicago City Council is debating restrictions on the size of soft drinks served in Chicago restaurants and clamping down still further on “racist hate speech.”

    This is what the late Sam Francis meant by the term “anarcho-tyranny.”

    • r j p

      Forgot banning plastics supermarket bags and raising the tax on sail foams.

  • Michael Whalen

    These shootings illustrate how foolish the authorities in Chicago are. All that they need to do is to outlaw all guns immediately, and these shootings will stop.

  • BillMillerTime

    If the rest of the country adopts Chicago-style gun control laws, will we be as safe as Chicago?

    • Roger Noah

      I am all for massive surveillance and drone-based law enforcement in troubled districts such as South Chicago. Of course, that militates against the principle of privacy but crime-infested areas need to earn that right by taking a turn for the better. Of course, it would be better if we moved our manufacturing facilities back to America and if we hired our own blacks and browns rather than the blacks and browns off-shore.

      • ElComadreja

        Our blacks and browns are too damn lazy and/or stupid to do most of the work.

      • r j p

        They told us the blue light cameras were the answer ….

  • blight14

    “No taxpayers were harmed in the making of this article”…………..

  • archer

    This article can’t be true, it’s illegal to shoot someone in Chicago or even to carry a un-licensed gun.

  • ElComadreja

    82 dead would be much more satisfying.

  • r j p

    What this country needs to do is move all holidays to the 25th of the month.
    Oh, nevermind, then they’d just rob White people.

  • anony

    Maybe aged 12 would be a better starting point.