Source: ABC 7 Chicago
CHICAGO (WLS) –Violence in Chicago over the holiday weekend once again garnered national attention after more than 80 people were shot, at least 14 of them fatally.
“It’s Groundhog Day in Chicago,” Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said on Monday. He ran through a list of the shootings, focusing on the guns the alleged offenders had- and their criminal pasts.
“He shouldn’t have been on the street,” McCarthy said several times while talking about the alleged offenders. “It all comes down to guns. Too many guns coming in, too little punishment going out.”
Between 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and 3:30 a.m. Monday, 82 people were shot on the streets of Chicago. Fourteen of them died. McCarthy cited lower numbers- and a shorter time span from 6 p.m. Thursday to midnight Monday – during his news conference.
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