Skip to comments.59 shot, eight dead in Chicago since Friday
Posted on 08/05/2018 3:29:16 PM PDT by Hojczyk
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dozens of people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said.
One paramedic described the evening as "a war zone."
Since midnight, police said 42 people have been shot, five fatally. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 59 people have been shot, eight fatally, in shootings in Chicago.
34 of the shootings and five deaths occurred between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During one two-and-a-half hour-hour period, 25 people were shot in five multi-injury shootings.
"We know that some of these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in those areas," said Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
This comes just days after Superintendent Eddie Johnson visited ABC7 and talked about decreasing crime numbers and overall violence in Chicago.
"I think some of our more challenging, communities, it's just imperative that police and the community work together to reduce this gun violence," Superintendent Johnson said. "We just have too many guns on the streets of Chicago."
After an event announcing an expansion of the Riverwalk, Mayor Rahm Emanuel voiced the need to create more jobs, not just in the central business district, but on the South and West Sides as well.
"Wednesday we announced a number of businesses that are going to be part of the neighborhood opportunity fund that create the most important part of our neighborhood economy," Emanuel said. "We together have to work as a city....we have a challenge and it requires all of us. Not just our police officers."
CPD representatives said Sunday that they plan to focus their resources for the evening on neighborhoods where retaliation seems likely.
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How many more Gun Free Zone signs are needed to stop this carnage????
Oh, and also a law that says you can’t go around shooting people.
Fred don’t miss much, does he?
C’mon, Man . . .it’s the NRA’s fault
Publicity Hogg & Friends
Its no news
I understand that the military is asking their active duty medical personnel to serve in a Chicago-area trauma center to learn to treat combat victims.
Just another summer weekend in Chicago.
Challenging Communities.....for me at least that is a new euphamism I had not heard before. Challenging community is the new ghetto.
miserable kill ratio for the ten thousandth weekend. chicagoans simply can’t shoot. if they could, this problem would have already fixed itself
Sorry, I was imitating my ghetto days. You know, like when someone says to the ladies “You ‘guys’”
A war zone with the warriors only on one side. We need a military occupation. Should ask NATO to send troops to help.
Not a problem - I’ve heard “nice ride guys” from people deplaning.
I got “60” in the weekend pool. It will be over that by midnight.
There is always next weekend.
Next time, I’ll be sure to address your job-well-done with a “Nice ride, Ma’am”
Too many Community Organizers
This web site Hey Jackass has kept the STATS in Chicago. I first found it in 2010. They count every shooting, death and Week, Month and yearly.
It is shockingly sad that the black community of Chicago is that violent and that nobody cares. Especially the current Mayor who has seen it rise during his administation.
You would have thought OBUMBUMBLER should have and would have cared but he didnt.
They need Marshall law in Chicago.
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