It’s hard to imagine a place more dangerous for children than Chicago.
“Six people were killed and at least 60 others were wounded in Chicago, including eight children 17 and younger, over the Labor Day weekend,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. [emphasis added]
“The youngest murder victim was a 4-year-old boy who was shot while getting a haircut in a home in Woodlawn Friday night. [emphasis added]
“Mychal Moultry Jr., who was visiting from Alabama, was struck twice in the head about 9 p.m. when bullets smashed through the window of a home in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue, Chicago police said. [emphasis added]
“The boy’s father held him until paramedics arrived, community activist Andrew Holmes said. Mychal died Sunday. He was the second 4-year-old shot in Chicago in a week, and the second 4-year-old killed in the city this year.”
For more of this report, please go to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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— Ashlee Rezin (@Ashlee_Rezin) September 7, 2021