On PowerTalk With Lorraine Jacques-White today was TalkBack Friday but unfortunately the topic of discussion was-another devastating mass shooting happening in Chicago. In less than one week several death have happened due to violence acts of unintelligent senseless behavior.
A mass shooting at a Chicago park, basketball court left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition and returned the spotlight to gun violence in the city with the nation’s highest number of homicides.
The child was among 13 people shot in Cornell Square Park on the city’s South Side late Thursday night. None of the other victims was listed in critical condition early Friday.
The shooting prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel a trip to Washington.
“Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I encourage everyone in the community to step forward with any information and everyone in Chicago to continue their individual efforts to build stronger communities where violence has no place.”
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