44 people shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago on Sunday

11 dead nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

11 dead nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

Police in Chicago said that a spate of deadly shootings over the weekend left at least 10 people dead and at least 59 wounded.

"Our souls are burdened", Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. She was shot in the face and pronounced dead on scene, police said.

Nevertheless, Chicago's official murder count, at 310 killings before the weekend, was the highest in the country and far eclipsed those of America's two largest cities - NY and Los Angeles.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said during a news conference that police arrested 46 people over the weekend for gun charges and that they seized 60 guns over the weekend alone.

Police are blaming it mostly on gangs, saying they use large summer crowds as cover to shoot indiscriminately.

Asked why, if the good outweigh the bad, members of the community are not stepping up to help identify shooters, Johnson said: "That's a question we've been asking for quite some time, so, listen, that's something they have to do better at". Policing genius Jerry McCarthy can do for Chicago what I did for NYC.

"These shootings are not random, they're fueled by gang conflicts".

"Chicago murders are [a] direct result of one-party Democratic rule for decades", Giuliani also tweeted.

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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. Roughly 40 of the victims were shot during a seven-hour period Sunday morning.

"It is the same people who are pulling the triggers", he said. "It's the same individuals that continually commit those crimes".

Chicago Police officers and detectives investigate a shooting where multiple people were shot on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Days before the attacks, some 200 protesters marched through a well-to-do North Side neighborhood and briefly closed Lake Shore Drive, calling for more resources to stem violence in poor areas.

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

Although the drop was significant, the total still exceeded the combined the number of killings in New York City and Los Angeles, which are the two United States cities bigger than Chicago.

"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".

In a new online ad to be launched Sunday, mayoral candidate Troy LaRaviere says Mayor Rahm Emanuel's red light camera, housing and school policies have sent a message to Chicago's working class, black and Latino residents: "Get the hell out".

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