Chicago’s violent Fourth of July weekend has spurred much debate and discussion throughout social media. A string of 82 shootings from Thursday afternoon to early Monday left at least 16 victims dead.
The violence drew a response from famed athlete Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson who compared the shootings to Call of Duty, a first-person and third-person shooter video game franchise.
“Disturbing that those Chicago statistics over a weekend are that of an elite Call of Duty gamer,” he wrote.
Ocho went on to message Sosa, writing, “@ChiefKeef Bruh where you at?”
This isn’t the first time Ocho commented on Chicago’s violence.
He once compared the City’s violence to “Iraq.”
Multiple women were among the innocent bystanders affected by the City’s shooting violence.
A 44-year-old woman was shot and killed at a barbecue around 12:30 a.m. Monday in the city’s Morgan Park Neighborhood. A 66-year-old woman was grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch. A 21-year-old woman died after she was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting.
Several teens were also affected by the gun violence.
One of the fatalities included 16-year-old Warren Robinson who was shot and killed by police after it was alleged he had a gun and pointed it at them. Police also shot and killed 14-year-old Pedro Rios after they alleged he pointed a gun at them.
There were a total of five police-related shootings over the weekend, according to Chicago Sun-Times.
Since Jan 1., more than 1,100 people have been shot in Chicago, according to Huffington Post.
NBC Chicago reports the number of people killed this year is down from 2013 when 12 men were killed and at least 60 others wounded.
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