Police Stations nationwide saw a dramatic increase in shootings over the 4th of July weekend. At least 150 people were killed by gun violence in more than 400 shootings around the country, according to data collated by the Gun Violence Archive, as major cities across the country experienced a spike in violent crime.
The majority of the shootings occurred in Democratic-controlled states, with nearly 100 people shot across the country over the holiday weekend.
According to the local police and Crime Insiders’ sources, more than a dozen people were shot during the four-day vacation weekend in Richmond, Virginia.
The New York Post reported that between Friday and Sunday, 26 people were shot in 21 separate events, and three more people were shot early Monday morning in New York.
The holiday in Chicago was brutal and the most violent weekend this year, with 92 people shot total, 16 of them died. Six children and a Chicago police commander and sergeant were among those shot and injured during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Atlanta IN Town tells of a 14-year-old boy, who was shot and murdered Saturday night following a “melee” with roughly 50 teens. The report states, “Police said a 17-year-old carrying two handguns was detained by officers after the incident, but whether he’s the suspect is still being investigated.”
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported an overnight shootout on Sunday evening involving four victims, with two victims sustaining life-threatening injuries. They also said the suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived and have not been found yet.
Two women were critically injured during a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, shortly after 2:00 a.m. in the 400 block of East Sixth Street, near Trinity Street. Officials with the Austin Police Department stated that they do not have a suspect at this time.
In addition, a 5-year-old boy was shot in the hand while playing at a party Sunday night in D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood.
Numerous police departments around the country have been working extremely hard to protect and serve their communities, despite the devastating “Defund The Police” campaign started by leftist activists and politicians. The lingering question is whether Democrats will continue to support legislation that would prevent police funding in the future or finally support their local police.