“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.”(CNN news)In at least one incident, shooters opened fire into a crowded street party, Waller said.
According to the CNN reports, the wounded ranged from 11 years to 62 years of age police records show.
Before the particularly violent Sunday, there were six shootings, none fatal, on Friday, and 15 shootings, one fatal, on Saturday.
Chicago has struggled with high shooting and murder rates in recent years. Waller said shootings are down 30% from 2017, and murders are down 25%.
June marked 15 straight months
of fewer killings and shootings, police said. However, on June 25, at least 21 were shot and two died.
Experts say crime tends to pick up during the hot summer months.