In the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 11, there was a massive shooting in East Garfield Park, Chicago, resulting in six people injured. According to the news network CBS 2 Chicago, this is the third shooting in about a week.

CBS 2 Chicago reported that at 2:47 a.m. on Sunday authorities received a call notifying them of a shooting in the 3500 block of West Lake Street, on the West Side’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.

As the news network points out, police reports indicate that the victims of the shooting were accompanied by more than 100 people attending a street party, and explained that the shots were fired as a result of several altercations during the party.

According to CBS 2 Chicago, the bullets hit a 25-year-old man and five women between the ages of 27 and 38. Two people also opened fire on the gunman, according to information provided by the police.

Sanctuary City

Although the identity of the aggressor is not yet known, it should be remembered that Chicago is considered one of the sanctuary cities offering asylum to illegal immigrants (many of whom are criminals with deportation orders).

The then mayor of the city—and former Democratic congressman—Rahm Emanuel, during the last presidential elections in 2016, stressed that Chicago had been and would continue to be a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, as detailed by the national radio network NPR.

In this context, it should be noted that the city maintains a constant deficit in terms of crime rates.

According to a Fox News article published earlier this year, Chicago police figures estimated that there were 561 homicides in the third largest city in the United States between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.

While the homicide rate in 2018 dropped compared to the 2017 figures, crime deaths still occur in the city. According to statistics provided by the HeyJackass portal, so far in August there have been 15 registered homicides, a figure that adds up to a total of 312 violent deaths so far in 2019.

HeyJackass reports detail that in the last weekends crime rates are still present and the scope of violence continues.

The crime rate in the city of Chicago led President Donald Trump to mention in 2017 he would send federal authorities to “fix the horrible carnage” when Rahm finished his term, according to Fox News.

The same news network pointed out that, according to police statements, the decrease in homicides presented by Chicago in 2018 was due precisely to the 1,000 officers who had been recruited and relocated in the streets of the city.

As for the recent shootings, they have been left out of the coverage of the big news networks in the United States, which apparently have a selective informative treatment that does not depart from the political partisan needs to which they are related.

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