CHICAGO: 5 Killed, 40 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
Posted on 5/23/2016, 9:30:49 AM by Oldeconomybuyer
A 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 people were wounded in shootings between 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 p.m. Sunday.