10 killed, 53 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

31 shot, two killed in Sunday morning Chicago shootings

57 People Shot, 6 Fatally in Chicago Over Weekend

According to the Chicago Tribune, the shootings resulted in 63 people wounded and 11 killed.

But according to Waller, shootings were down 30 per cent from 2017 and murders decreased by 25 per cent.

He said Emanuel should begin working with Trump to fix the crime problem, adding that "as long as we are divided and fighting against the president, [improvement] is not going to happen".

Giuliani also encouraged Chicagoans to support Garry McCarthy, the city's former police superintendent and now candidate challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel - though he misspelled McCarthy's first name.

Johnson said the police department can not reduce shootings without help from residents identifying the shooters, many of whom are repeat offenders.

Forty-four people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence police branded "totally unacceptable".

During one early morning period of more than two hours, 25 people were shot in five mass shootings, police told the Chicago Tribune. The shooting occurred in the 4300-block of South Wentworth Avenue at about 2:26 a.m. "You could just feel the grief", said Eric Russell, a community activist who visited them.

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But the weekend's grim violence underscored that while the city has witnessed a positive trend, several neighborhoods remain volatile. I never hear people saying 'These individuals out here in the streets need to stop pulling the trigger.' ... From Friday at 6 p.m. through Sunday at midnight, 66 people were shot, 12 of whom died. "They get a pass from everybody, and they shouldn't'". CPD representatives said Sunday that they plan to focus their resources for the evening on neighborhoods where retaliation seems likely.

For many right-wingers, Chicago has become a symbol of Democratic hypocrisy on gun reform, since the city is run by a Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and is home to a famous liberal party machine.

The gun violence has been the subject of two high-profile protests this summer, as demonstrators temporarily blocked major expressways to demand more economic investment and job opportunities in poor communities.

Last week, dozens of protesters temporarily shut down the Windy City's iconic Lake Shore Drive to express their outrage over Chicago's endemic gun violence and call for Emanuel's resignation of the city's mayor.

Johnson said that both murders and shootings are down on the year, but said this weekend showed there was still a lot to do.

He also said more than 5,500 illegal guns had been confiscated from the city's streets.

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