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Former superintendent of police and mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy responds to the police to say that there is only so much we can do to cater to the growing violence.
Violence broke out over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago with shootings killing at least six people and wounded 23 others.
In all, more than 1,000 people have been shot since Memorial Day, the Chicago Tribune reported, and while the total recording a slight decline compared to the same period in 2017, many Chicagoans have already said, is the deadly gun violence remains a major problem in the city desperately needs to solve.
Among the last victims: a 25-year-old phd student at Northwestern University. Shane Colombo, of Sun City, California, was shot and killed Sunday night while waiting at a bus stop after he was caught in the crossfire of two other people, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Labor day weekend turns deadly in Chicago
The police responded to another shooting early Sunday on the city, Far from the South Side where an unknown man died from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, WLS reported. The suspect was spotted leaving the scene in a car, but the police eventually lost sight of him.
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On Saturday around 4 o’clock in the morning, a 30-year-old woman was killed after someone opened fire on a group of people in an alley on the west side, WGN reported. She was shot in the back of the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
From Friday to Sunday, at least 23 people were wounded in the apparent shootings, including two girls, in the age of 11 and 17, hit by bullets fired from a drive-by vehicle.
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The total number of people shot in Chicago from Memorial Day to August 27 was 1,026 — a decrease of 15 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Tribune.
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Overall murders in the same period decreased by 27 percent.
The areas of the city where most of the shooting unfold are characterized not only by a deterioration of the neighborhoods, but also by a lack of a fast, efficient emergency care.
Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.
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