Lori Lightfoot’s war-torn Chicago sustained more bullet holes Tuesday night. Clearly, she isn’t capable of keeping her city safe. That’s her primary affirmative responsibility as Chicago’s mayor. Just before 6:30 pm CDT, shots were reported at “a funeral in the Auburn Gresham community.”

What’s bitterly ironic is the fact that it “began as a solemn ceremony for a victim of gun violence, and ended up becoming a gruesome scene of gun violence unto itself. Chicago Police First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said a black vehicle was heading west on 79th Street at 6:30 p.m., when people inside began firing at attendees of a funeral. The funeral was taking place at the Rhodes Funeral Services funeral home at 1018 W. 79th St. The attendees of the funeral began firing back at the vehicle, which turned north on Carpenter Street and kept firing at people from the funeral before crashing into a parked car midway down the block.”

Carter said 14 victims were taken to five hospitals in unknown conditions. At least 60 shell casings were located. The Fire Department said at least nine people were transported by ambulances from the scene. The Fire Department said Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and the University of Chicago Medical Center received most of the victims. Victims were also taken, or found their way to, St. Bernard Hospital, OSF Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Evergreen Park, and Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

The good news from Tuesday night is that Lightfoot has agreed to accept President Trump’s help:

President Donald Trump is sending help in the form of federal agents to Mayor Lori Lightfoot to help on the crime front in Chicago. The mayor’s response was somewhat of a forced agreement, as long as it’s not a situation like Portland. The mayor at first pushed back against Trump’s threats to send federal agents to the city. The president said he wanted to send them to fix the city’s gun violence problem.

This weekend, 150 federal agents will be deployed to Chicago. Originally, fearing it would be like Portland, where agents clad in military style uniforms without names or insignia were in the area, the mayor resisted. But her understanding Tuesday is that’s not going to be the case. Instead, Lightfoot said the federal agents will work alongside Chicago Police Department officers which is not unprecedented, and unlike in Portland, the U.S. attorney for the northern district of Illinois, John Lausch, will help.

Apparently, Lightfoot has seen the foolishness of her ways, though I’m betting she won’t act contrite anytime soon. Most important is the fact that President Trump, not the black mayor of Chicago, is trying to fix black-on-black violence. Shouldn’t the MSM admit that if shootings and murders drop in Chicago? I’m not holding my breath on that.

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