The city of Chicago has become a hotbed of violence. At no time has this ever been more true than during Memorial Day Weekend, where 40 people were shot, with 10 of them being killed. Most of the victims were in their teens to early 30s, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The youngest victim was a 6-year old girl, Aliyah Shell, who was killed while playing in front of her house. Another shooting included a one-year old girl and her mother, who were grazed by bullets. The teens arrested in the death of the six-year old girl were part of the Latin Kings street gang.
“This is what the politicians should focus on, instead of promising lower taxes and lowering the gas and stopping pornography,” a resident, Ray Navarro said. “You know what? I’ll pay the taxes. I’ll pay the high gas prices, but focus on this violence that’s killing these kids.”
This is not the first time there has been an explosion in Chicago violence. In 2010, Chicago called in the National Guard.
“You can’t lose another child to gun violence,” said Activist Andrew Holmes. “If they stay silent this will continue to happen.”