A University of Chicago student blasted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Thursday for claiming crime is on the decline in the city after a violent weekend that saw more than 100 people shot and at least 18 killed.
That 18 included the student’s classmate, Max Lewis, who was commuting home on the city’s subway system during rush hour on July 1st when he was pierced in the neck by a stray bullet and killed.
“Lewis, 20, was commuting on the city’s Green Line during rush hour on July 1 from his internship at an investment firm in downtown Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. While sitting inside the train, a bullet pierced the window and struck the back of his neck at the 51st Street/Washington Park Station,” according to Fox News.
Lewis was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died on Sunday.
Chicago is suffering through a wave of violent crime, like most major American cities. Unlike most major American cities, however, the number