CHICAGO (CNN) – A man in Chicago was shot while out watering his lawn, and it was all caught on video. On the south side more bullet casings scattered a sun baked block at 71st and California.
Lois Walker: “I heard the gunshot and I ran out here and he was, like, dazed in the street”.
Surveillance video from another neighbor’s home shows exactly that. This is Frederico Laguardia, a 71-year-old man out watering his front lawn. Two men on bikes ride up, rob him of his wallet, before firing a shot into his abdomen. You see the garden hose go airborne and the men pedal off.
Teryeyah Griggs: “It’s just absolutely ridiculous, you’re not even safe in your own yard”.
More than 40 other Chicago families know how that feels after a bloody holiday weekend. Gunshots forced a brand new baby boy into the world early. Someone fired at least 17 shots at his mom and dad sitting on their front porch.
Eddie Johnson: “The men and women in CPD are clearly doing what we want them to do. We’re at 6,000 gun recoveries for the year. Clearly the police department is doing their job. I need our legislators and our judicial partners to help. It’s as simple as that,”
6,000 illegal guns are off the street. Still 500 people have been killed this year, for more than the total for all of last year.
Laguardia underwent surgery. Police said he is in fair condition. There have been over 500 murders in Chicago so far in 2016.