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30 May 2014 - Chicago Shootings

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/05/2014


3 dead, including 58-year-old woman, 9 injured in shootings on South, West Sides
By Carlos Sadovi, Adam Sege and Jeremy Gorner (The Chicago Tribune)
A 58-year-old woman was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, several hours after a man was shot and seriously wounded near a Lawndale school this afternoon, officials said.
In addition to the woman's fatal shooting, two other men were killed and nine others were injured from gunfire during daytime incidents on the south and west sides, police said.
The woman was shot in the head on the 700 block of East 79th Street at 5:26 p.m. and was pronounced dead.
The woman was inside a real estate office when bullets came through the wall and struck her, police said. In addition, a 58-year-old old man who was also inside the business sustained a gunshot graze wound to his stomach, police said.
A 23-year-old woman was outside when she sustained a graze wound to her hand, police said. None of those victims appeared to be the intended targets, police said.
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Special Report

Chicago under the gun
Staff (The Chicago Tribune)
Violence plagues many Chicago neighborhoods. The staccato sound of gunfire echoes on streets and alleys. Blue lights illuminate darkened scenes. Tribune photographers are documenting how gun violence shocks and destabilizes neighborhoods — and how families cope with the constant pain of loss. This ongoing special report contains photo galleries, videos, links to Tribune crime apps and overnight accounts of crimes. Because of the nature of violence, you will encounter graphic images and explicit language. But please watch. Our city’s future is at risk.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes strict limits on gun sales
Paresh Dave (The Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a slate of tough gun control measures that would subject gun shops to strict monitoring, including video surveillance of all purchases, in an effort to stem violence in a city beset with an unusually high number of gun deaths.
The restrictions came after a federal court order in January forced Chicago to end its ban on gun sales in the city and gave officials until July to put in place regulations before the ban is lifted.
The Emanuel administration in a report released this week makes a case for Chicago gun shops to videotape all sales, ban gun shops in 99.5% of the city and limit each gun buyer at a store to one purchase a month, except for relics and returns. Gun sellers would be subject to quarterly audits.
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Mise en abime

An NPR Story About Chicago's Gun Problem Was Interrupted By A Shooting
Kim Bellware (The Huffington Post)
A routine interview took a grimly ironic twist when a National Public Radio reporter covering guns in Chicago found himself not just close to the action, but virtually in the thick of it.
While visiting the Englewood neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, David Schaper's interview with community activist Asiaha Butler was interrupted by a flurry of gunfire that sent some bystanders running and left others simply "bewildered."
Describing a scene he later called "surreal," Schaper said a man was "standing outside a car firing a large semi-automatic rifle at a target around the corner" about 30 or 40 yards from Butler's porch.
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"30 May 2014 - Chicago Shootings", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2014. Consulté le 29/05/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2014/30-may-2014-chicago-shootings