Congresswoman Schakowsky Statement on Shooting of 13 People in Chicago

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)–September 20, 2013 – Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement on the shooting that happened in Chicago:

“Last night, innocent men, women and children were shot at Back of the Yards in Chicago. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the community. The shooting left 13 injured, including a 3 year-old boy who is in critical condition at a hospital.

“Our country has seen two mass shootings this week. These violent shootings are becoming an epidemic in our society. At what point do we act? How many more innocent lives have to be taken until Congress is forced to do something? These questions should no longer go unanswered. I am outraged and angered that gun violence continues to affect the lives of innocent people. We can’t allow our cities to become places where children can’t go to parks and people are afraid to go to work for fear of guns. It’s time to address the deadly violence threatening our neighborhoods. Congress must act now to pass gun safety legislation that protects our children, families and our communities.”