Two 14-Year-Old Boys Shot, Killed During Separate Attacks in Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot, left, speaks after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a shelter in place order to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, during a news conference Friday, March 20, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Two 14-year-old boys were shot and killed during separate armed attacks Wednesday in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

NBC 5 reports the first attack occurred about 4 p.m. as a 14-year-old was shot and killed “in the 2200 block of West Adams Street.”

WGN 9 notes the 14-year-old was shot “twice in the chest” while “standing on the sidewalk.”

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The second 14-year-old, James Sweezer, was shot and killed around 8:45 p.m. in Englewood. Sweezer was walking and talking with a friend “when someone in a dark-colored vehicle shot him in the head.”

Sweezer died shortly after being shot.

Homicides surged in Lightfoot’s Chicago during 2021, making the year the deadliest in a quarter of a century.

The Hill pointed out that Chicago police confirmed the city witnessed 797 homicides during the course of 2021, while the Chicago Sun-Times observed that Cook County medical examiner’s records show 836 homicides for the city.

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