Another Bloody Holiday Weekend in Chicago

The City of Chicago experienced another bloody holiday weekend.

CBS Chicago reports:

Between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, seven people were killed and 35 others were wounded in shootings across the city, according to Chicago Sun-Times records.

To prepare for Labor Day weekend, Chicago police deployed 1,300 extra police officers to patrol the streets and initiated “a pre-holiday round-up of troublemakers.” Their efforts resulted in a decline in year-to-year Chicago shootings.

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From CBS Chicago:

Between Friday night and Monday morning of the city’s Labor Day weekend last year, the city tallied 13 people dead and 52 others wounded in shootings citywide. Navarro said the department was able to target the deployment of the extra officers more effectively using Strategic Decision Support Centers in several districts, a program the department has expanded since last year.

The seven deaths this weekend, including the killing of a 15-year-old boy Monday evening, were the latest casualties of Chicago’s gun violence that has taken the lives of at least 438 people since the start of 2017, according to data maintained by the Sun-Times.

Fourth of July weekend was noted as “the city’s most violent” weekend with over 100 people shot.

 

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