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Six children, including a one-year-old and a three-year-old, were fatally shot in just one week in Chicago, according to reports.

There have been 320 homicides in Chicago this year, according to a Chicago Sun-Times homicide database. Eighteen people were killed and 47 were wounded in Chicago this past weekend alone, the Sun-Times reported.

 

“It will shatter your soul if you let it,” said Tamar Manaseh, founder of Mothers and Men Against Senseless Killings, according to Fox affiliate WFLD-TV. 

Sincere Gaston, 1, was sitting in a car seat Saturday when someone in a nearby vehicle opened fire, police said, according to the Sun-Times. Mekhi James, 3, was also sitting in a car when someone fired into the vehicle on June 20, according to police, the Sun-Times reported.

Manaseh called on police to investigate the reason behind these shootings, WFLD-TV reported. (RELATED: 1-Year-Old Among 18 Dead, 47 Wounded During One Weekend Of Chicago Shootings)

Candles burn in front of a memorial for for 10-year-old Lena Nunez on June 29, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Nunez was shot and killed by a stray bullet while watching television with her brother in her grandmother’s home on Saturday evening. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

“There’s no money here. There’s no anything here. People are being displaced and you wonder why people are being murdered, they’re fighting for their lives,” said Manaseh, according to WFLD-TV. “They are fighting to put a meal on the table tonight.”

Pam Bosley, whose son was killed years ago, said the stay-at-home order issued in Chicago during the pandemic might be to blame, according to WFLD-TV.

“Everything was closed,” said Bosley, WFLD-TV reported. “That left our youth on the streets, that left them out there with nothing to do, a lot of time on their hands and I’ve been doing this since 2006 and I never, ever saw the violence like this.”

A 10-year-old, a 13-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were also among those fatally shot in the past week, according to the Sun-Times database.

There were 482 homicides in 2019, according to the Chicago Police Department. Police reported 762 homicides in 2016 – a more than 50% increase from the prior year – making it the city’s deadliest year in two decades, according to CNN.

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Kanye West Says He Had COVID-19, Comes Out as Anti-Vaxxer: 5 Revelations

Yeezy has spoken. Days after saying his White Home bid, Kanye West mentioned every little thing from his political ambitions to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations in an explosive new interview.

Whereas talking with Forbes, the rapper, 43, admitted that, regardless of his sudden curiosity in working for workplace, he has by no means voted in his life. Actually, he was not even a registered voter till Monday, July 6.

“The explanation why that is the primary day I registered to vote is as a result of I used to be scared,” West mentioned over what the journal described as “4 rambling hours” of cellphone interviews from his ranch close to Cody, Wyoming, on Tuesday, July 7. “I used to be informed that if I voted on [Donald] Trump my music profession could be over. I used to be threatened into being in a single social gathering. I used to be threatened as a celeb into being in a single social gathering. I used to be threatened as a Black man into the Democratic social gathering.”

The sneaker designer tweeted on Saturday, July 4, that he’s “working for president of america” in 2020. Nevertheless, with solely 4 months till Election Day, he has but to formally file marketing campaign paperwork.

With that mentioned, West has a plan in thoughts. He famous to Forbes that he has the help of his spouse, Kim Kardashian, and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, each of whom tweeted help for him on Saturday.

“We’ve been speaking about this for years,” he mentioned of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, 49. “I proposed to him to be the pinnacle of our area program.”

And whereas West’s sudden political enterprise has raised many a eyebrows, he denied that it’s a publicity stunt for his upcoming album, God’s Nation. (The lead single, “Wash Us within the Blood” that includes Travis Scott, dropped on June 30.)

“I give my album away without cost,” the billionaire insisted.

Scroll down for 5 revelations from West’s interview with Forbes.

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