Chicago is a violent hell-hole where the streets run red with blood from constant gang warfare and petty revenge. This is a city where children’s birthday parties are sprayed indiscriminately with bullets over a social media “dis” and elementary school kids are executed to send a message. By Chiraq standards, this is pretty mild, but still somehow mortifying: A man in Chicago was shot six times in the scrotum. He survived the attack but does he really want to live?
This is a report from The Chicago Tribune:
A 21-year-old man was shot and critically wounded Monday morning as he was walking to the Cook County criminal courthouse on the West Side, according to Chicago police.
The 21-year-old man was walking to the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue around 9:25 a.m. when he was shot several times by someone in a passing white van, police said. Authorities initially said the man was entering the courthouse.
Now get this:
He suffered “six gunshot wounds to the groin area” and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, officials said.
Not only was this a vicious attack, it was a stupid one. The shooters pulled this off in front of a courthouse in plain view of several uniformed police officers. Following the shooting, the cops chased down the van and arrested the scumbags. They recovered the castrating gun.
My first impression here is: why? Why would anyone do this? I’m sure whatever was the motivating factor behind the shooting was something really dumb, but you don’t go around shooting dudes in the nuts. I guess if killing kids isn’t off-limits in Chicago gang warfare, then neither is targeting the balls, but it seems so very wrong.
The fact that the shooter got six shots off that all hit this guy in the groin leads me to believe that was the intent. Drive-by shootings aren’t known for their precision. Generally the intended target is missed altogether, while innocent people in the background get hit. In this case however, the shooter got a tight group of six shots right in this guy’s junk. That wasn’t pure luck, it was entirely intentional.
Making this seem even more amazing, you’d think that after taking one shot to the nuts there would have been some sort of physical reaction like doubling over and falling to the ground screaming. Yet, after the first initial shot the shooter got off 5 more nut-shots.
I don’t even care if the shooter was using a small caliber weapon. One shot from any gun to the nads is one too many. Six shots pretty much means there is nothing left down there.
If gangbangers in Chicago kill each other over funny looks and perceived slights, what will the retribution for shooting off this guy’s balls be? I suspect this shooting just launched a gang war that will make last year’s record murder count look tame by comparison.