Chicago has changed into a virtual war zone over the holiday weekend — with 55 people were killed, a dozen of them fatal.
The shooting-many of which are targeted gangbangers as if they were celebrating Christmas with their families — took place between 4:50 pm, Friday and Monday.
More than a dozen of the victims were in serious condition, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“We had a reprehensible amount of shootings and murders,” an angry chief Inspector of Police Eddie Johnson said.
Many, he said, were “conscious and planned recordings by one gang against another.
“They were directed to know fully that individuals would be in the homes of family and friends celebrating the holidays. This was followed by several acts of retaliation.”
Johnson wants to see gun-toting gangsters get more hard time. He called on lawmakers to “give judges the autonomy meaning repeat gun offenders to the upper end of the gun sentencing range.”
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