Another bloody Chicago weekend gun violence leaves 1 dead, 27 injured



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Chicago saw a new eruption of bloody violence this weekend, with a series of shootings that killed at least one woman dead and injured 27 number of others.

Still, the numbers were from the previous weekend, when there is an eruption of gun violence at least 11 dead and about 70 wounded.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the city’s first fatal shooting of the weekend killed, a 29-year-old woman on Friday afternoon, police said. The researchers said they got an order of protection against a man, who became angry and returned to shoot her in the back. She later died at the University of Chicago Hospital from her injuries.

After last weekend’s frustrating to high violence, Police Inspector Eddie Johnson said, 400 additional officers were patrolling areas on the West and south, where the majority of the pictures unfolded. Another 200 said to be added to the affected areas by this weekend.

Still, many activists said, enough is enough, and have called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step aside.

“Each of us knows that this is not Chicago, what we saw,” Emanuel, a Democrat, said after last weekend’s shootings. “We are better than what we saw.”

“We have commissioned a series of strategic deployments aimed at keeping our community safe,” Johnson said Tuesday. “These additional implementations will continue as a complement to the existing manpower.”

“We are taking resources from other areas of the city,” Johnson added. “These are discretionary funds, so we don’t take any manpower from a certain area and they move; we will take the manpower of units that do other things.”

Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., said the crime environment in Chicago has been years in the making, by neglect.

“People who do not have enough space. People who do not have enough food. People don’t get the education that they need to get,” Davis said. “People who are not sure of what the next day will bring. People who have lost hope, who have already given up on their government.”


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Several politicians stressed the importance of the family and the community leaders in the fight to curb the violence.

Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. convicted drugs, and the profits as “blood money,” and said parents should not look away when their children come home with goods the adults know they don’t give them the money to buy.

“There’s too many blind eyes in our community,” Burnett said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a journalist and editor, covering sports, tech, military and geopolitical for He can be reached at

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