Gun violence. It’s a sobering topic and not something to talk about lightly. Some people have experienced the tragedy of it first hand but for most of us it’s a scary thing out there that isn’t quite real for us.
For the residents of Chicago this week, it’s something that’s struck at the heart of their safety and security.
Four people were killed over the weekend in separate shooting incidents. That’s insane – four different occasions of gun violence in the span of 24 hours. That’s a shocking amount.
But the police are proud of themselves. Violent homicides are down 21% this year so things must be pretty good. Unfortunately, they’re up to 305 deaths so far this year, which is like 2 every day if you’re keeping score.
Please pray for the victims and their families. Leave your thoughts and your warm wishes in the comments section and let’s join hands in making our communities safer and happier.