Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Another Violent Day In The City
A pregnant mother and her 15-year-old son were shot on the city's northwest side last night. The son is dead, and the pregnant mother is listed in critical condition this morning. She suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Two teen-age girls are suspects in the shooting. Earlier in the day, two people were shot outside a barber shop in the Devington Plaza on the city's east side. One of those victims died. Two separate incidents, five shooting victims (counting mother's unborn child) and at least two are dead. Both shootings took place in broad daylight. Mayor Peterson will boast, however, that there have been 36 fewer murders so far this year than at this same date in 2006. The total number of murders so far this year stands at 78.