Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Chicago appeals for help after dozens shot over weekend

31 shot, two killed in Sunday morning Chicago shootings 57 People Shot, 6 Fatally in Chicago Over Weekend
Kenny Thornton | 06 August, 2018, 21:22

Chicago police said that dozens of people shot during six separate mass shootings during a seven-hour span on Sunday, CBS Chicago reported. Police did not reveal how the woman was slain.

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

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.

Though plagued by gun violence, the number of shootings in Chicago has decreased this year, according to the Tribune, which records incidents of gun violence in the city. But murders were down 23% compared to same point previous year, and the city tallied 19% fewer shooting incidents.

"What we saw this weekend, it just rips at everything that I believe in because I know as a city and as a neighborhood ... we can do better", he said. The victims ranged in ages from 14 to 35 in the shooting in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on the city's South Side.

Five others were injured in that shooting, including an 11-year-old boy who sustained wounds to his leg. No one was in custody for that shooting. At 6:50 a.m. Sunday, one man was killed and four others wounded in a shooting in the first block of North Leclaire Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said. WATCH: Mayor Emanuel, Supt. They're all expected to survive.

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"What Chicago witnessed this weekend was absolutely horrific and should not be tolerated".

Gunshots rang out through the streets of Chicago over the weekend, killing at least 11 people dead and wounding another 70, according to police. "This is a crisis in which four out of five killers in Chicago are literally getting away with murder".

City spokesman Dan Regan told the Chicago Tribune that the violence was so bad at one point that the emergency department at Mount Sinai Hospital stopped accepting new victims. Still, anti-violence protesters have recently shut down freeways in Chicago to voice their outrage.

Giuliani, now an attorney for President Donald Trump, also borrowed the president's "Make America Great Again" campaign mantra to stump for McCarthy, stating he can "MAKE CHICAGO SAFE AGAIN!" while again misspelling Emanuel's last name, adding McCarthy "can do a lot better than Mayor Emmanuel [sic] who is fiddling while Chicago burns".

It was created to help curb the flow of illegal guns and to target repeat gun offenders, who authorities say are responsible for the city's violence problem.

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