In the first few days of the new year, it is clear that the crime catastrophe that the United States experienced at the end of 2022 will not be abating.
On New Year’s Day, a mass shooting in Chicago involved four adolescents who were riding in a stolen car. The other passengers were rushed to the hospital in critical condition while the driver was dead.
Deputy Chief Chris Papaioanno will update details of this incident at 3:15 PM on the corner of 56th and Prairie.— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) January 1, 2023
A nine-year-old boy was shot numerous times on Monday, and he died as a result. After arriving on the site, police were unable to locate the gun.
#UPDATE: Cook County ME’s Office has ruled the shooting death of Jarvis Watts, 9, a homicide. The little boy was shot multiple times inside a Washington Heights home last night. He was one of five people killed across the city in the first 24 hrs of the new year, according to CPD— Courtney Spinelli (@CourtSpinelliTV) January 2, 2023
Seven people have been shot and murdered in the first three days of 2023, and 28 citizens have been shot in total.
Eight different shootings, a stabbing, and an explosion incident occurred in Philadelphia in the new year.
Ever since, there have been numerous reports of gunfire and shootings in the city, three of which included one victim each and occurred within an hour of one another.
Aaron Lamont Swan Jr. was a suspect in the shooting death of Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire in the Pennsylvania town of Brackenridge, which is close to Pittsburgh.
Swan allegedly opened fire first when police flagged him for a traffic stop, starting a chase. Swan, according to WPXI, was able to shoot one police officer in the leg before ultimately being killed by police during a shootout.
Chief McIntire’s wife, Ashley McIntire, published something on her Facebook page, “I am literally broken. I just want someone to tell me this nightmare is over.”
In retaliation to Antifa members being charged with domestic terrorism for their acts trying to establish an autonomous zone in Atlanta, someone who runs a far-left Twitter account claimed responsibility for setting fire to a Bank of America facility in Portland, Oregon.
In what looks to be a lone incident on New Year’s Eve in New York City, two police officers were attacked with a machete by a suspect who cried “Allahu Akbar!” The 19-year-old Wells, Maine resident Trevor Bickford is charged with adopting a radicalized form of Islam.