Crime without consequences. That’s Chicago and that’s why it’s become the nation’s largest open-air shooting range. With police “clearing” just 3.6% of non-fatal shootings, bad guys know they can shoot people and not even worry about it. The good news, if you can call it that, is that CPD is currently clearly 31% of recent homicides, which is about twice where they were at a couple of years ago.
Listen to what this guy says as he walks into the aftermath of a rolling gun battle between occupants of two vehicles. They wounded three innocent bystanders and this is the scene minutes after it happened, before medical personnel have arrived. Cops are there though.
By the way, this is the “nice” part of Chicago, folks. Or what used to pass for safe and decent. There’s no safe places in Chicago now.
From CWB Chicago:
CHICAGO — New video shows the unsettling scene along Hubbard Street moments after a gunfight between the occupants of two vehicles left three bystanders injured in the River North nightlife district early Sunday. Chicago police have released little information about the shooting, but they do not believe the victims were the intended targets.
A witness told CWBChicago that they believed the gunfire came from two tow trucks that quickly sped from the area. The shooting unfolded at 2:54 a.m., just as the Hubbard Street clubs were closing for the night, sending crowds onto the sidewalks…
“People feel it’s OK to shoot anyone,” the business owner said Sunday night. “No one is afraid to use a gun. No consequences.”
It is, in fact, quite rare for someone to face consequences for shooting another person in Chicago.
The city’s data portal shows police filed 2,603 non-fatal shooting cases between January 1, 2022, and May 6 this year. But only 96 cases indicate an arrest has been made. That’s 3.7%.
CPD logged 887 murder cases during the same period with 275 arrests, a 31% success rate.
No consequences. There you have it.
Welcome to Chicago. Come for the food, stay because you got shot.