What else happened on the day George Floyd died?
(This article is Part-1 in a series. For Part-2, click here.)
George Floyd died on May 25, 2020.
Chicago Sun Times, May 26, 2020: “Ten people died and 39 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago—the deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, when 12 people were killed.”
“…the weekend’s death toll already surpassed last year’s holiday weekend, when seven people were killed and 34 were injured during the period from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday.”
KSDK (St. Louis), May 24, 2020; updated May 25: “At least 17 people were shot in a 12-hour window between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.”
“The first shooting happened Saturday just before 5 p.m. near the intersection of Union Boulevard and Thekla Avenue. The victim in that shooting is a 15-year-old boy who was dropped off at a St. Louis hospital with gunshot wounds. He’s listed in critical condition.”
“About two hours later, a 37-year-old man said he was driving along the 4200 block of St. Louis Avenue when he observed two vehicles traveling on St. Louis Avenue exchanging gunfire. The man was struck by a bullet that passed through his windshield. EMS responded and transported the man to a hospital. The investigation is ongoing.”
“At 9:04 p.m., another man in his 30s was fatally shot in the 5300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue. Police said Robert Cannon, 36, was killed after being shot outside a home. A 19-year-old was found inside the home with a gunshot wound to his foot. He was transported to a hospital.”
WBFF (Baltimore), May 25, 2020: “Baltimore City Police are investigating 10 separate shootings in the City since midnight Saturday, seven people were killed.”
I can’t find reports of shootings in Philadelphia for the 2020 Memorial Day Weekend, but 6ABC Philadelphia posted this on May 30, 2022: “The Memorial Day weekend in Philadelphia has been a violent one. Of the 36 people shot since Friday, police say 13 victims died from their injuries.”
Are any of these shooting victims being called heroes, as George Floyd was?
Does it matter that these people were also shot and died on the same day that George Floyd died?
Does it matter who the shooters were?
Do residents of those neighborhoods ACTUALLY feel safer knowing the shooters/killers were neighbors, rather than, say, cops?