5 Killed, 40 Wounded In Weekend Shootings [Chicago]

Source: CBS Chicago | May 23, 2016 | Unknown

city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle of one of the first consistently warm weekends of the spring, as intensified city gun violence typically accompanies rising temperatures.

“As we look toward the summer months, Superintendent Johnson has made it very clear that the violence will not be tolerated – period,” the statement said. “The cause of the violence traces back decades, and everyone has a role to play in fixing it – police working with parents, judges, residents, clergy, community leaders, and others. Put simply, we need more values, fewer guns and stronger sentences against violence offenders.”…

At least 32 more people were wounded in other shootings between 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.



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    Gotta love the chief’s statement. Really? Haven’t all these ideas been tried with little to no success?

    I love Chicago. But lately, I don’t want to visit there. Between the violence and the Black Lives Matter protests, the town is now a cesspool.

    And speaking of BLM — if the organization really cares about the lives of black citizens, why aren’t they doing their part to prevent the violence?

    Try to confiscate guns, put more police in thw community, etc. etc. — nothing will improve until the black community changes the culture that brings about this violence.

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