Chicago (WLS) — A violent weekend in Chicago left 10 people dead and dozens more wounded, police said.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday.weekend in Chicago left 10 people dead and dozens more wounded, police said.
Police said they’ve been working around the clock this weekend.
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30 shot in 3 hours is the most shot in the least amount of time we’ve recorded in 5+ years. The previous record was July 4-5, 2016 w/ 29 shot in 6 hours. https://t.co/wgGgVuD4CI
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(UPI) — At least 40 people were shot and five people killed over a bloody 24 hours in Chicago, police said Sunday.
One of the victims who has been identified was 17-year-old Jahnae Patterson, a high school senior who was shot in the face shortly after leaving her house to attend a party.
“The city of Chicago experienced a violent night,” Bureau of Patrol Chief Fred Waller said Sunday afternoon. “Some of these instances were targeted and were related to gang conflicts in those areas.”
A block party, a funeral and other gatherings were the sites of the shootings. At the largest shooting, in which eight people were shot in a south side Chicago neighborhood, a 14-year-old girl was wounded as she stood in a courtyard at around 12:40 a.m., The Chicago Tribune reported.
Those victims, who had just attended a funeral repast, were all in stable condition, police said.
The spate of shootings on Sunday occurred between midnight and 2 p.m.
Despite the violence on Sunday, Waller said shootings in Chicago are down 30 percent this year compared to 2017 and murders are down 25 percent, CNN reported.
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