Dozens shot in Chicago in burst of weekend gun violence

  • Dozens shot in Chicago in burst of weekend gun violence

Dozens shot in Chicago in burst of weekend gun violence

Those six shootings alone left a combined three people dead and 28 others wounded. However, anti-violence protesters recently shut down freeways in Chicago to voice their outrage. "As a concerned citizen and pastor, I am against all forms of violence: urban, domestic and police violence, but until we confront the institutional economic violence being committed at city hall, substantial transformation will never take place".

Dozens of people have been wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago police said.

In three hours beginning at 1.30 a.m. on Sunday, police records show that 30 people were shot and two killed in 10 incidents, reports CNN.

Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune reported that there had been 532 fewer shootings this year compared to 2017.

Shooters, he said, targeted large groups of people at block parties, a funeral, and other outdoor events. This year, there have been at least 300 homicides in the city. Eddie Johnson on Monday asked people to stop pointing frustrated fingers at the police and start pointing them at the gunmen who are pulling triggers.

CHICAGO: A burst of shootings over the weekend left 12 people dead and dozens more wounded in Chicago, the latest evidence of runaway gun violence in the third largest USA city.

Mr McCarthy announced this year that he plans to run for mayor next February against Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who fired Mr McCarthy in 2015 after the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

"I promise we will not be defeated", Waller said.

Victims families and friends were prevented from entering the emergency room at Stroger hospital as the staff was overwhelmed by the "unusually high volume" of trauma patients. Police said they've been working around the clock this weekend and that the department has seen a citywide reduction in shootings by 17 percent this year. "And there is a shortage of values of what is right and what is wrong", said Emanuel, a Democrat.

He called on Chicago residents to hold themselves accountable to fight the violence as they do the police, the mayor and the city council.

The police chief emphasized an oft-repeated criticism by city officials that repeat gun offenders receive sentences that are too short and are able to quickly return to the streets to commit more crimes - believing they will not face serious consequences. "We together have to work as a city.we have a challenge and it requires all of us".