The City of Chicago witnessed at least 40 shootings and 10 homicides over the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend; raising serious questions over safety and security during the national Coronavirus lockdown.
“The Memorial Day weekend still had several hours to go late Monday afternoon, but it was already the deadliest in Chicago in years.
As of 10 p.m., 10 people had been shot and killed in the city,” reports CBS Chicago. More than 40 people were shot this weekend in incidents across the city, and 10 died.”
“My hope doesn’t change because it’s the holiday,” said Phillips, executive director of the Target Area Development Corp. “My hope for the community of Englewood, my hope for the community of Chicago, is that we stop killing each other.”
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GANGLAND: 53 Shot, 10 DEAD Over the Weekend in ‘GUN FREE’ Chicago
Gun violence in the nation’s third largest city spiked over the weekend, leaving 53 people injured and at least ten dead as Chicago struggles to clamp-down on the escalating gang clashes sweeping the region.
According to ABC Chicago, city officials plan to hold high-level meetings Monday to ease public concerns after the bloody weekend; citing recent statistics that show gun deaths down so far this year.
“The violence has spilled over into Monday morning, including a murder that happened just after midnight in the Roseland neighborhood not far from Chicago State University,” writes ABC. “A person in a ski-mask fired shots at two people standing in front of a home. A 50-year-old man died a 55-year-old woman was hurt.”
“Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter,” said the Chicago Police Chief. “We’ll also be conducting coordinated enforcement missions to target individuals that are driving the violence in these areas and focus on where we believe retaliatory violence may occur.”
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GANGLAND: 43 Shot, 5 DEAD in 'Gun Free' Chicago During Halloween Weekend
Halloween weekend turned deadly in the nation’s third largest city last weekend, with police confirming at least 43 people were shot and five killed in Chicago during the holiday festivities.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, 26 individuals were rushed to the hospital following a series of shootings on Sunday alone; leaving three people dead as the city struggled to cope with spiking levels of homicides.
“Weekend gun violence intensified Sunday, leaving three people dead and 23 others wounded in a 24 hours period,” writes the Times. “The early morning hours were especially violent—wounding 16 and killing two before the sunrise.”
Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been harshly criticized from both sides of the political aisle in recent months over his inability to crackdown on escalating gun violence throughout the city; telling reporters communities may have to police themselves.
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