The circumstances seem worlds apart , but the outcome is still the same; a large number of people shot, wounded, and killed.
In Aurora, Colorado on Friday night, 12 people were killed and 58 wounded. From Friday night to Monday afternoon in Chicago: Four people were killed, and 30 wounded.
In Monday's Talker --- do we care more about one mass shooting, than the on-going shootings in Chicago?
Over the weekend, we talked with some moms on a south side porch, just blocks from where three teens were shot and wounded hours earlier.
"I think Chicago has such a bad reputation that it's expected of us to kill and steal. So when it happens somewhere else it's a big thing. In Chicago, it's every day."
People who don't live in the city's tough neighborhoods say they can see why people seem to care more about a mass shooting.
"I think one of the reasons it catches less attention. I think it's because a lot of times in Chicago it's gang members who are killing each other, so it means less." a Chicago area resident said.
Father Michael Pfleger weighed in on the situation.
"I can tell you countless children that have been shot that's affiliated with no gangs. And everyone is saying that's expected on the south side of Chicago but it's not expected in Denver? Are we said that life is more valuable in one place or another? One race or another?."
Police are investigating the murder of a homeless man who was beaten to death in an alley in Logan Square.