Chicago weekend gun violence kills at least 11, injures about 70

07 August, 2018, 19:35 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Chicago Police officers and detectives investigate a shooting where multiple people were shot over the weekend in Chicago Illinois

A 17-year-old girl is shot in the face and is pronounced dead at the scene. A teenage boy was fatally shot riding a bike Sunday afternoon.

Police said in some of the incidents shooters sprayed bullets indiscriminately into large groups in rival territories, where people had gathered for outdoor events. At least 1,700 victims had been shot in Chicago thus far in 2018 prior to the weekend's bloodbath, according to the Tribune's data.

"Our souls are burdened", Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. What happened this weekend did not happen in every neighborhood of Chicago but it is unacceptable to happen in any neighborhood of Chicago.

The ad concludes with images of striking teachers demonstrating in front of City Hall, with LaRaviere proclaiming, "But in February, Chicago gets a chance to tell him what he's been telling us: Get the hell out".

The former New York City mayor also tweeted his support for Chicago's former superintendent, Garry McCarthy, referring to him as "Jerry" and calling him a "policing genius". "If [the shooters] shoot you they don't even run ..." In a series of tweets on Sunday and Monday, Giuliani blamed the problem on Chicago's longtime "Democratic rule".

At 12:02 a.m., the two were standing in front of a home in the 13000 block of South Drexel Avenue when someone wearing a ski mask approached them and opened fire, according to Chicago police.

Police have said violent crime has declined overall in Chicago. But he said gang members and others arrested on gun charges aren't dealt with harshly enough. "It's the same people pulling the triggers".

Tio Hardiman, one of the organizers of last week's rally, said members of the black community need to take the initiative by mediating truces between gangs.

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

Johnson expressed frustration with the blowback at the police department following violent summer weekends.

Chicago ended 2017 with 650 homicides, down from 771 the year before.

Nevertheless, Chicago´s official murder count, at more than 320 killings so far this year, was the highest in the country and far eclipsed those of America´s two largest cities - NY and Los Angeles.

"Let me be clear: I am a proud Democrat and I do not agree with Mayor Guiliani's political views and I certainly remain opposed to the misguided, divisive tone and policies of Donald Trump".

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff under former President Barack Obama, found himself at the center of anti-violence protests Thursday when marchers called for his resignation amid increasing levels of bloodshed.



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