Five killed, dozens shot in Chicago 'violent night'

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Police also noted that numerous shootings were in four police districts, including the West Side's Harrison, Ogden and Austin police districts, that have struggled with violent crime this year.

Police blamed the spike in shootings largely on gang conflicts, while experts pointed to the hot summer which has descended on the Windy City and its effect on crime rates. "And then when we get over there, they are shooting again", Patterson's mother Tanika Humphries told NBC5. A 19-year-old was shot in the back of the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

In at least one incident, shooters opened fire into a crowded street party, Waller said.

A 17-year-old girl was shot in the face and killed, and four more teenagers, with ages ranging from 11 to 17, were wounded, the Sun-Times reported. Fox News itself has reported that 63 people were shot - not murdered - while, in fact, ten were killed. No one is in custody in connection with the shooting. Somebody knows who did it.

Former police board president Lori Lightfoot says the violence epidemic needs a fresh approach and the next mayor must require corporations to invest in neighborhoods. "Where is the accountability for them?"

"Chicago's political leadership - Emanuel and City Council - won't address the poverty that fuels the frustration, anger and self-hatred which leads to violence", Acree said. "They get a pass from everybody and they shouldn't". We are all supposed to be on the same side. CPD representatives said Sunday that they plan to focus their resources for the evening on neighborhoods where retaliation seems likely.

Meantime, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and IL attorney general Lisa Madigan recently celebrated the issuance of a 232-page draft consent decree for the Chicago Police Department, possibly the longest police consent decree ever written.

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"By no means do these statistics show that we have a victory", Waller said.

"Is it good when you have someone, a loved one who is shot? No". Eddie Johnson on Monday asked people to stop pointing frustrated fingers at the police and start pointing them at the gunmen who are pulling triggers. "Look, take some of those dollars and put them into the community to create the jobs, the contract, and you'll see that violence go down". "We just have too many guns on the streets of Chicago".

Ford said the USA sends billions of dollars to underdeveloped countries that are similarly rife with crime, but does not do the same in Chicago and elsewhere domestically.

"What we saw this weekend, it just rips at everything that I believe in because I know as a city and as a neighborhood ... we can do better", he said. Bureau of Patrol Chief Fred Waller said that most of the shootings were gang-related.

Thirty-nine people were shot, including five fatally, in a roughly seven-hour span late Saturday and early Sunday.

A criminological analysis - based on Federal Bureau of Investigation crime statistics - of the nation's 30 largest cities ranks Chicago as having 2017's fourth-highest murder rate at 24.7 per 100,000; behind Baltimore (57.2) Detroit (40.8), and Memphis (28.4).

June marked 15 straight months of fewer killings and shootings, police said. Over the weekend, 14 children were shot and two died. "We together have to work as a city.we have a challenge and it requires all of us".

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