Deadly Chicago: 66 People Were Shot, Including 12 Who Died – See Infographic that Gathers All Shootings of Last Weekend

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Chicago police records show 66 people were shot during the weekend, including 12 who were killed.

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Source: AP

UPDATED Aug. 7:

According to the new information, during the weekend in Chicago, 66 people were shot, 12 of them fatally, between Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

The spate of shootings left Chicago officials visibly frustrated during a Monday press conference, in which they said gun offenders needed to be held accountable, and they pressed for more community cooperation to stem the crimes.

In all, over the weekend, there were 33 incidents. Fourteen juveniles were shot, and an 11- and 13-year-old were killed.

In at least one incident, shooters opened fire into a crowded street party, police said. Of the wounded who reported an age, the oldest was 62 and the youngest 11, police records show.

Johnson said 46 people were arrested this weekend on gun charges, and 60 guns were seized as a result of ongoing investigations. However, he said there have been no arrests made in connection with any violence from this weekend.

Here’s a look at the shootings in Chicago between August 3 and August 6:

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Bloody weekend

In three hours beginning at 1:30 a.m., records show, 30 were shot and two killed in 10 incidents. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 59 people have been shot, eight fatally, in shootings in Chicago.

“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.”

In at least one incident, shooters opened fire into a crowded street party, Waller said. Of the wounded who reported an age, the oldest was 62 and the youngest 11, police records show.

Before the particularly violent Sunday, there were six shootings, none fatal, on Friday, and 15 shootings, one fatal, on Saturday.

The Sunday shootings occurred between midnight and 2 p.m., records show.

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Source: Getty Images

“We know that some of these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in those areas,” said Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller at a press conference Sunday afternoon.

Chicago has struggled with high and murder rates in recent years. Waller said shootings are down 30% from 2017, and murders are down 25%.

Chicago has recorded more than 300 murders in 2018, more than any other U.S. city. Waller stressed that the total is down 25 percent from a year ago.

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Source: ABC7

Experts say crime tends to pick up during the hot summer months.

Twitter users were shocked by the number of massive shootings in Chicago these days and share their concerns about such sad statistics.


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Deadly Chicago Weekend: 44 People Were Shot, Including 5 Who Died in Just 14 Hours - Experts Named the Reason
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