At Least 19 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

At Least 19 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

At least 19 people were shot, two of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports that the first shooting fatality of the weekend was that of 41-year-old Orlando Ware, who was shot and killed while sitting inside a car Saturday around 1:20 a.m.

A second vehicle pulled up beside the one in which Ware was sitting and someone in the second vehicle opened fire, hitting Ware with numerous rounds. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.

The weekend’s second shooting fatality occurred Sunday, around 8:30 p.m., when a 16-year-old was attacked while walking down a sidewalk “in the 2200-block of South Keeler Avenue.”

The 16-year-old was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital, and he died a short time later.

The Sun-Times homicide database shows that 47 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2023, through February 5, 2023.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a PhD in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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