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BLOODY WEEKEND: 82 people shot, 14 killed in Chicago over holiday weekend

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/7/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Five killed by police, two of whom were teenagers

The Fourth of July weekend can at times, bring out the worst in Americans. Alcohol flows freely, temperatures are high and tempers flare. This was the case in Chicago, where 82 people were shot and 14 others were killed. Five of those killed were by policemen who returned fire.

In one instance, a suspected 16-year-old gunman took Chicago Police officers on a foot chase before hiding under a parked car, where he was killed.

In one instance, a suspected 16-year-old gunman took Chicago Police officers on a foot chase before hiding under a parked car, where he was killed.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/7/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Shootings, Chicago, Fourth of July weekend, foot patrols


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Of the two killed by officers, both were teenagers in separate incidents. In one instance, a suspected 16-year-old gunman took officers on a foot chase before hiding under a parked car, where he was killed. In the other, police gunned down a 14-year old who allegedly aimed a large revolver at officers.

Of those who were injured, several people were hit by stray bullets while sitting on their porches. A 66-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy both suffered graze wounds to the head. In a separate incident, a 26-year-old man was struck multiple times in his body. He told police gunmen had approached him from an alley and then opened fire.

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Shootings remain an overreaching problem in Chicago. Despite a decline in murders and an overall dip in crime from the same time period last year, violence continues to flare up from time to time.

As of June 29 of this year, overall crime including murders, sexual assault and aggravated battery are down 15 percent from last year. Murders are down by five percent from last year, from 180 to 171, steadily dropping from record highs in 2012 when the city registered a nation-leading 516 murders.

Shooting incidents, however are currently up six percent, from 833 at this time last year to 880 this year, according to police.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the number of shootings and murders over the weekend "simply unacceptable.

"The solution does not just include policing - although we'll continue to look for ways to put more police where they're needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves and our neighbors," Emanuel said in a statement.

"This violence is unacceptable wherever it occurs in our city and all of us need to take a stand. The only way we will meet this challenge to our future is to join with one another and create a partnership for peace."

Swarming police presences over so-called "hot-spots," a return to foot patrols and working harder on intelligence gathering and community relations are putting a dent in crime, police say. These tactics worked as crime numbers earlier this year dropped from the year before. The need for a broader show of police force has been critical with the onset of summer, when hotter temperatures tend to bring more people out of their homes, creating an environment for hostile interactions, violence and a higher likelihood of innocent bystanders becoming victims.

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