The Chicago Gun Crime Scoreboard August 12-14: 44 Shot, 8 Dead
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A new weekly feature here at will be documenting the total number of fatal and nonfatal shootings in Chicago. A city roughly 33 percent white/33 percent Hispanic/33 percent black, Chicago has one of highest body counts every year, with the brown and black population overwhelmingly responsible for these fatal and nonfatal shootings.

If it’s a three-day holiday weekend (think Labor Day), we’ll publish on Tuesday.

The last year we have clear data on the race of suspects in Chicago shootings comes back in 2011, when the Chicago Police Department confirmed 95 percent of homicide suspects were black or brown. Whites were only four percent [Blake Masters IS RIGHT! “Black People, Frankly” DO Commit Almost All Gun Crime In U.S., by Jack Dalton,, June 23, 2022]., which has been hilariously documenting shootings in Chicago for years, confirms this number is basically the same for 2020, with blacks responsible 77.8 percent of shootings and Hispanics 16.6 percent.

So, what were the numbers like for August 12-August 14, 2022?:

At least 44 people have been shot, eight fatally, since Friday evening across Chicago, police said.

A 14-year-old boy was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in Hyde Park.

About 8:38 p.m., he was standing outside in the 9400-block of South University Avenue when someone in a vehicle driving by fired gunshots, Chicago police said.

The boy was shot in the groin, police said. He was transported to Comer Children's Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

No arrests were reported. Area detectives are investigating.

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in the Golden Gate neighborhood on the South Side, blocks away from where another teen was shot about 45 minutes earlier.

The 16-year-old was near a sidewalk about 4:05 p.m. in the 13100-block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when he was shot in the chest, Chicago police said.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, police said.

No one was in custody. Area detectives are investigating.

About 45 minutes earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot about three blocks away. About 3:20 p.m., the teen was in the 13200-block of South Langley Avenue when he was shot in the leg, police said. He was taken to a hospital in good condition.

[Chicago shootings: 44 shot, 8 fatally in weekend violence across city, police say, ABC 7 Chicago, August 15, 2022]

The question we aren’t supposed to ask: Had the great replacement not occurred in Chicago (Chicago was 92 percent white in 1940, just before our entry into World War II), would we have any need to be tallying up fatal/nonfatal shootings in the Second City as sport?

No. Not at all.



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