January 19th – A series of shootings occurred in Chicago, USA on the 9th.
The gunman shot at will, killing three people and injuring four in just a few hours. Fan Yiran, a 30-year-old Chinese student studying at the University of Chicago, was shot dead on the spot.
The Chicago Tribune released an update on the 18th that a 61-year-old female victim died after being shot, raising the death toll in the shooting to four.
According to local Chicago media, the woman was in critical condition for a week after being shot. She died in the hospital on Saturday (16th), becoming the fourth victim of a serial shooting in Chicago.
There are seven victims in this case, ranging from 15 to 81 years old.
The victims include 30 Chinese students, 61-year-old women, 46-year-old women, 20-year-old men, and another 15-year-old girl, 77-year-old woman and 81-old women are being treated in hospitals.
The 15-year-old’s mother cried to the Chicago Tribune that her daughter was fighting against death in a children’s hospital.
The serial shooting occurred at 1:50 p.m. on January 9. Nightingale, a 32-year-old African-American man, took to the street with a gun and shot indiscriminately.
Before the killing, the man recorded a video and said, “N’t this person! I’m going to kill this man.” There was excitement in the tone. Subsequently, within four hours, he walked through apartment buildings, grocery stores and restaurants, killing four people and injuring three others.
Finally, he was shot dead by the police.
The first victim in the shooting was confirmed by the police to be Fan Yiran, a Chinese student who graduated from Peking University and was studying for a doctorate at the University of Chicago.
The Chinese Consulate General in Chicago contacted the police immediately, urging the police to investigate the case and report the case. At the same time, it expressed deep condolences and condolences to Fan Yiran’s domestic family.
On the afternoon of the 10th, Dehav Rajan of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business said in a statement: “Yeran is a smart and gifted student and loved by his classmates. He was originally planning to submit his doctoral thesis this year.” The school said that this was sad news and would also help those affected by the incident.
Shootings are frequent in the United States, and violent crimes have been banned repeatedly. According to local Chicago media reports, the total number of people shot in Chicago from January to November 2020 alone has far exceeded the whole of 2019.
2020 is the highest number of deaths due to gun violence in the U.S. in more than 20 years, according to the data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) website.
According to CNN’s analysis, the surge in the crime rate in the United States is the inevitable result of the long-term accumulation of multiple social contradictions and superposition of each other during the special period of the epidemic.
Against this background, the American people have set off a continuous wave of anti-racial discrimination and anti-police violent law enforcement demonstrations, making the American people and the government The contradictions and conflicts between them have intensified further, which have contributed to the surge in the number of gun crime cases in the United States.