People Shot, Including 12 Who Were Killed, Over the Weekend in Chicago

People Shot, Including 12 Who Were Killed, Over the Weekend in Chicago

People Shot, Including 12 Who Were Killed, Over the Weekend in Chicago

Authorities emphasized that the weekend shootings stood in contrast to a general decline in gun violence, where city figures show shootings down 30 percent and murders down 25 percent, compared to the same time previous year.

The Chicago Tribune, citing police records, said 25 of the 31 victims were shot during five multiple-injury attacks over less than three hours.

"We have a heavy heart". Those six shootings alone left a combined three people dead and 28 others wounded.

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

Most of the shootings happened over a seven-hour period.

The violence peaked early Sunday, including one shooting on the city's South Side that injured eight people.

"Don't think for a moment people don't know who in the neighborhood was responsible", he said.

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Two people were killed and 28 were wounded between midnight and 3 a.m., including at least 13 teenagers, one of whom was shot in the head and killed, the Sun-Times reported. I never hear people saying 'These individuals out here in the streets need to stop pulling the trigger.' ...

It's good that their Police Chief is finally willing to stand in front of reporters and admit that they've got a gang problem, but that doesn't do anything to address the underlying issues.

The level of violence Sunday made it hard for police and hospitals to keep track.

Giuliani urged Chicago residents to vote against Emanuel's bid for a third term next February and back Garry McCarthy, also a Democrat, who served as the city's police chief for four years until 2015. "[Former] Policing genius [Garry] McCarthy can do for Chicago what I did for NYC". He says they "shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit". "This generation of kids has grown up with no one daring to touch them". "Taking on gun violence goes far beyond policing: it's about ending poverty and reversing decades of disinvestment through quality schools, career training, social services, and jobs in neighborhoods that have been ignored for too long".

Johnson said that both murders and shootings are down on the year, but said this weekend showed there was still a lot to do. Just four days ago, a group of activists shut down Lake Shore Drive, one of Chicago's main thoroughfares, to protest the economic and racial inequality of gun violence - the city's ritzier, whiter neighborhoods rarely see murders - and call for Emanuel's resignation.

According to a authorities, roughly 5,500 guns have been taken off the streets this year and shootings have decreased compared to last year.

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