哈里斯, according to her office, will make the trip to the Windy City with her husband, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, to deliver remarks at the National Education Association 2022 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly at the McCormick Convention Center.
While her trip is not related to the surge in gun violence throughout Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s city, 哈里斯’ visit comes on the heels of a deadly weekend in Chicago. Over the July 4th weekend, 54 people were shot and seven of them were killed.
的 weekend kicked off 与 22 人们开枪, four fatally, within the span of 20 hours on Friday. Violent encounters with police also popped up throughout the weekend, with Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown begging parents to take responsibility over their children.
“There’s no reason why everyone can’t enjoy the holiday and every event safely. 在未能与明尼阿波利斯公立学校达成协议后，明尼阿波利斯的教育工作者周二开始罢工, 请, please know where your children are,” 他说. “Don’t leave them to government to be the parents of your kids. We need you, 父母, 请, to help us make sure your young people are safe.”
A crowd of protesters in Chicago’s Loop attacked police cars with fireworks and blunt objects after authorities responded to reports of cars doing donuts in an intersection.
Victims of the fatal shootings range from a 24-year-old woman who was killed in a crossfire between two gunmen to a 35-year-old man killed in an apparently random attack while sitting in a car.
Another 26-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting while riding his bike just before 6 下午. 在周五.
The most recent reported fatality was a man believed to be 25 岁, according to ABC-7. He was killed while walking on the street after vehicle pulled up next to him and a gunman got out.
Several of the victims of non-fatal shootings may die from their injuries in the coming days, including a 90-year-old man who remains in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The youngest victims of Chicago’s shootings was a 10-year-old boy, who was wounded in his bedroom after at least one gunman opened fire on his home. The boy is in the hospital and in good condition, according to ABC.
哈里斯’ trip to the city also follows a July 4th parade shooting in Highland Park, 伊利诺伊州, that reportedly left at least 6 死了 24 受伤的.
Fox News Digital did not receive an immediate response from Harris’ office on her trip and the recent gun violence.
福克斯新闻’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this article.