11 killed and 59 people wounded after mass shootings in Chicago

Stray gunfire leaves 1 worker dead 1 wounded on South Side police	 	 	 			Scott Olson  Getty Images

The Sunday shootings occurred between midnight and 2 p.m., records show. Just four days ago, a group of activists shut down Lake Shore Drive, one of Chicago's main thoroughfares, to protest the economic and racial inequality of gun violence - the city's ritzier, whiter neighborhoods rarely see murders - and call for Emanuel's resignation.

Police blamed much of the carnage on gangs, which run rampant in some of the city´s poorest and predominantly minority neighborhoods on the west and south sides.

The mayor said solving the city's violent crime problems is about more than reforms at the Chicago Police Department, or providing more jobs in the city.

Waller said numerous incidents were targeted, gang-related shootings, and in some cases, suspects were using larger summer crowds as cover. This year, the rate of gun killings has been decreasing; the Tribune reports that as of August 1, there were 1,700 fewer shootings in the city than in 2017.

"63 murders this weekend in Rahm Emmanuel's Chicago".

In one incident, around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, several gunmen opened fire on a group of people standing in the courtyard of a building, wounding eight people, police said.

Trump Considers Raising Proposed Chinese Tariffs
Beijing has pledged equal retaliation, although it only imports about $130 billion of USA goods. It will be September at the earliest before the USA decides whether to impose those tariffs.

"It is important to know that we at the FOP have tried to work with the attorney general of the state of IL, and they've refused to listen to us", Graham said during a press conference at the police union's headquarters.

Waller said the summer heat brings crowds out to the streets, particularly when violence has taken place.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's police superintendent made an emotional plea for help in holding repeat gun offenders accountable after a deadly weekend in the IL city. "And there is a shortage of values of what is right and what is wrong", said Emanuel, a Democrat.

Resources at local hospitals were taxed as shooting victims poured in. At 6:50 a.m. Sunday, one man was killed and four others wounded in a shooting in the first block of North Leclaire Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said.

In vowing to rehire as many as 400 retired police detectives if he is elected, Vallas also criticized the Emanuel administration for having "one of the worst clearance rates for homicides and other violent crimes among America's major cities".

Chicago experienced a near 20-year record number of murders in 2016, prompting President Donald Trump to regularly single out the city for criticism. "We together have to work as a city.we have a challenge and it requires all of us".

Related News:



Most liked

Venezuelan minister insists drone attack on Maduro was real
Mr Trump's adviser John Bolton stated "unequivocally" "there was no USA government involvement in this at all". Attackers used two DJI M600 drones, each carrying a kilogram of C-4 explosive, Reverol said.

'We can get even better', Guardiola warns City's rivals
Riyad Mahrez has been handed a starting berth for Manchester City against Chelsea in the Community Shield clash at Wembley.

Don Lemon Takes Jabs At Donald Trump After LeBron James Interview
An unnamed senior White House official told ABC News that Trump wasn't siding with James, but rather siding with children. However, Mrs Trump's spokeswoman said James was "working to do good things" with a school in his OH hometown.

Trump Changed His Story Again About His Son's Trump Tower Russia Meeting
The Trump team has argued that Mr Trump Jr ultimately did not receive any damaging information about Mrs Clinton at the meeting. But I don't like the war declaration because it will lead to something that none of us really want, ' he said.

Trump Administration Wants to Roll Back Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards
The problem is that many consumers are trading in fuel-sipping small cars for less fuel-efficient SUVs as gas prices remain low. The administration wants to freeze a rule mandating that automakers work to make cars substantially more fuel efficient.

Plane crashes minutes after take-off with 'at least 80 on board'
Aispuro Torres, the governor of Durango state said 49 people were being treated at hospitals as of Tuesday afternoon. The civil defence office of Durango state said the plane landed in a field near the airport for the state capital.

Iwobi signs new long-term deat at Arsenal
I enjoyed my time in Singapore and I'm enjoying training now and can't wait for the season to go ahead". Since his first-team debut, Iwobi has racked up nine goals in 98 appearances for the senior side.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri Important to start with a trophy
All the teams are good, that's why every time we reflect with perspective what we have done last season I am really impressed. But, the FA Cup holders shouldn't have it easy at all, with City likely to give them a run for their money.

Drone strikes targeted Venezuela's president Maduro during speech, government says
Reporter Roman Camacho tweeted , citing an unofficial source, that drone loaded with C4 detonated close to the presidential box. Smoke was later seen rising above the area where the explosion took place, as well as fire at a nearby building.

Why Zinedine Zidane is the flawless fit for Manchester United
So the Croatian is all in the spotlight to get a grab from numerous leading EPL sides like Manchester United , Chelsea and Spurs. ZINEDINE ZIDANE will be top of Manchester United's wish list if Jose Mourinho departs.

US expects N. Korea to uphold N-arms promise
A number of U.S. war dead are believed to be buried in mass graves in North Korea, not far from the border with the South. Some of the North's ballistic missiles, including a submarine-launched variant, arealready used in solid-fuel motors.

Pompeo: Despite tensions, Turkey remains a key U.S. ally
Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999, has denied any role in the 2016 coup attempt. It added that the US' "aggressive attitude serves no goal ", and vowed that it would respond in equal measure.

Rudy Giuliani Can't Stop with the Interview Gaffes
Trump added that it "doesn't matter", because his campaign had not colluded with Russian Federation . And I have said that over and over again - collusion is not a crime '.

Ford government scrapping basic income pilot project
In a supplied backgrounder, the government states it will "wind down" the Ontario basic income pilot project. When pressed several times she said "we had a platform and this was not in the platform".

Record Audiences Get Set to Make the 2017 Grand National the Biggest To Date
For some , it will be a case of asking which horses have been at their most impressive this season that will give them the clues as to which Grand National horses to bet on .