At Least 57 People Shot, 11 Dead After Violent Weekend In Chicago

Chicago Police Officer Michael Walters is comforted by fellow officers as they prepare to take his explosives detection canine 'Bob' to be humanely euthanised after being diagnosed with brain cancer in Chicago

Chicago Police Officer Michael Walters is comforted by fellow officers as they prepare to take his explosives detection canine 'Bob' to be humanely euthanised after being diagnosed with brain cancer in Chicago

At least 11 people were shot and killed and about 70 others were wounded over the weekend in Chicago, in a spasm of gun violence that police attributed mostly to gangs and that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, used to criticise the city's Democratic leadership.

In all, over the weekend, there were 33 shooting incidents. Roughly 40 of the victims were shot during a seven-hour period Sunday morning.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to intervene in Chicago, and past year he said that crime and killings had reached "epidemic proportions" in the city.

Of the wounded who reported an age, the oldest victim was 62 and the youngest was 11, CNN reported.

At a news conference, Mr Johnson said that police had "really good leads on quite a few" of the suspected shooters, but no arrests have been made. If you know who did this, be a neighbor.

Additionally, Ford noted that the inaction of the Chicago Police force has caused a distrust to brew between citizens and the people that are supposed to protect them. They hold me accountable, they hold the mayor accountable, they hold the city council accountable - where's their accountability?

Of the Chicago City Council's 50 aldermen, 48 are Democrats, one is Republican, and one is Independent. "They get a pass from everybody".

Johnson said witnesses who come forward would be given protection.

"These shootings are not random, they're fueled by gang conflicts". We are all supposed to be on the same side. She was shot in the face and pronounced dead on scene, police said.

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McCarthy said the blame for the bloodshed "lies squarely with Rahm Emanuel's weak leadership and failed policies", not with Chicago Democrats as a whole.

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".

Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked residents to report those they believe were responsible for the weekend shootings.

Experts say crime tends to pick up during the hot summer months.

"You can talk about the weather, but the weather didn't pull the trigger", he said.

"Being mayor is about laying out a positive vision for our city and our future", Emanuel campaign spokeswoman Caron Brookens said in a statement. "We as a city in every corner have an accountability and responsibility".

Between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, a total of 71 people were shot - 12 of whom died. Waller said shootings are down 30% from 2017, and murders are down 25%. In Chicago right now, police have more unsolved crimes than they do solve crimes.

Johnson said that both murders and shootings are down on the year, but said this weekend showed there was still a lot to do.

"Far too often, we continue to see the devastating effects that illegal guns have in some of our communities", he said.

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