In nearly 20 years, august has been the most deadliest month in Chicago. Friday to sunday, nine people were shot to death, and 61 were injured by gunfire. One victim was Nykea Aldridge, 32 year-old moth of four who was pushing her baby in a stroller when she was hit in the head with a stray bullet. She lter soon died afterwards. Chicago is be known as America’s second largest city. More than 2,700 people have been shot and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has blamed the spike on an increasing in gang activity and has called for stricter gun restrictions. The city’s African-American population are most vulnerable to gun violence, people who live in neighborhoods on the city’s south and west side are up to five times more likely to be shot and killed as the average Chicagoan.
28 year old Antonio Perkins was hanging out with friends had hadn’t seen since Wednesday night. Two of his three children joined him to enjoy the weather. The sun was setting and Tony recorded himself on Facebook live him not saying much. Then, there was a sudden blast of gunfire. Tony fell on the grass after two shots then ten more shots was fired after that. Police says the shooting was gang-related but family and friends of Perkins stated that was in his past. To make matter worse for this family, Antonio Perkins’ brother was also shot to death several years ago.