Over two and a half hours that morning, 25 people were shot in five multiple-injury shootings, including a 17-year-old who died after being shot in the face.
"We have a heavy heart".
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's police superintendent made an emotional plea for help in holding repeat gun offenders accountable after a deadly weekend in the IL city. In a half dozen of the incidents, at least four victims were wounded or killed by gunfire, according to police reports. The first and most violent shooting was on the 1300 block of West 76th Street around 12:30 a.m. where eight people were shot.
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At least 71 people were shot, including 10 fatally, over the weekend in Chicago, marking a chilling spasm of violence for a city that has struggled with murders and shootings in recent years even as the national homicide rate hovers near historic lows.
Mr McCarthy announced this year that he plans to run for mayor next February against Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who fired Mr McCarthy in 2015 after the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. However, he said there have been no arrests made in connection with any violence from this weekend. I never hear people saying 'These individuals out here in the streets need to stop pulling the trigger.' I never hear that. "They get a pass from everybody, and they shouldn't'".
"They underscore the real problem of violent criminals who use illegal guns in some of our communities without the fear of consequences of their actions". They hold me accountable, they hold the mayor accountable, they hold the city council accountable - where's their accountability? Giuliani called McCarthy a "policing genius" thanks to his work with the data-centric CompStat system, adding, "Chicago murders are direct result of one party Democratic rule for decades".
Former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot said the city is facing a "public health crisis", and Emanuel "cannot sit this out". "Who's buying that given what we just witnessed this weekend?" he stated. Giuliani credited McCarthy for being an "architect" of the NYPD's CompStat program that helps to track crimes, allowing for police to better allocate their resources to high-crime areas. Still, anti-violence protesters have recently shut down freeways in Chicago to voice their outrage. Before the weekend's surge, they credited it with declines in homicides and shootings from past year.