An 18-year-old attempting a break in of a business in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood around midnight on Sunday night was shot and wounded. FOX 32, in its report on the incident, noted that the business is located “in the 2600 block of West Lawrence Avenue.”
Fox 32 went on to note that investigators were able to determine that a 40-year-old man was inside the business and heard the noises from the break-in attempt near the back door, so he shot the alleged burglar as he attempted to enter the business. WGN9 reports that the shot the man inside the business fired hit the alleged attempted burglar in the leg.
The 18-year-old alleged burglar was put in police custody and then transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Fox 32 reports, where he is listed as being in fair condition. The area detectives are still investigating and no charges have yet been filed.
This is far from the first attempted robbery or shooting in Chicago, called “Chiraq” by many due to the high level of violent crime in it. Reporting on a recent incident, we noted that a manager at a Chicago-area AutoZone shot and killed a man who barged into the store with a firearm and attempted to rob the store. Reporting on that in The American Tribune, we said:
A store manager for an O’Reilly Auto Parts store in Calumet Heights, a neighborhood in Chicago, shot and killed an armed, alleged robber on Saturday afternoon.
According to Fox News Digital, the alleged armed robber was described as “a man between 30 and 40 years old.” He entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts store, brandished a handgun, and demanded money. That’s when the store manager pulled a firearm of his own and fired, hitting the alleged armed robber.
CBS Chicago noted that the store manager has a FOID card (Firearm Owners Identification) card, so he was carrying legally.
That alleged armed robber was transferred to the hospital, University of Chicago Medical Center, after police and emergency services personnel arrived, though he was already in critical condition when transported to the hospital and died in the hospital. He was declared dead by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Unfortunately for Chicago, things are unlikely to get soon better because Chicagoans just elected Charles Johnson as mayor. Johnson is the opposite of tough on crime and will likely continue the same sort of policies that Lori Lightfoot used to turn the town into a crime cesspool. The Wall Street Journal, reporting on Mayor Johnson, said:
Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson is off to a running start. The hyper-progressive is fulfilling every expectation that he’ll drive even more people and businesses out of the Windy City.
Two days after narrowly winning the election, Mr. Johnson thought it a good moment to blame the city’s crime wave on business. “Seventy percent of large corporations in the state of Illinois did not pay a corporate tax,” Mr. Johnson told CBS. “And it’s that kind of restraint on our budget that has caused the type of disinvestment that has led to poverty of course that has led to violence.”
In pool, they call that a triple-carom shot, and in logic a non sequitur: From tax payments to budget restraint to poverty to shooting someone in the street. We’re sure that’s what the average Chicago gunman is thinking when he shoots someone: Companies don’t pay enough taxes.
You’d think a new mayor who ran as a leftist would try to reassure employers that he’ll not be as crazy as he sometimes sounded during the campaign. But now that he’s won, he apparently feels liberated to sound crazier.
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