In addition to a string of shootings, a local teen died at the Lollapalooza music festival, which was held in the city over the weekend.
New York's murder rate in 2017 was less than 300 homicides, a level last seen in 1959.
"The police department isn't here to raise children, we're not".
"It's very rare we actually witness this stuff, ".More news: Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois tells Maurizio Sarri he wants to leave
"Don't think for a moment people don't know who in the neighborhood was responsible", he said. "They do. They know that".
"I thank God it wasn't her time", White said. "I never hear people saying these individuals out here in the streets need to stop pulling the trigger".
The violence reached a peak early Sunday, when 30 people were shot in a three-hour span between midnight and 3 a.m., an average of one every five minutes or so.
He said that much of the weekend's violence was a result of gang members shooting at large crowds indiscriminately. "You could just feel the grief", said Eric Russell, a community activist who visited them.
The terse police log entries, summarized below, reflect some stark realities about Chicago's crime plague. Eddie Johnson angrily lashed out at armed criminals who repeatedly open fire in the city, often shooting innocent unintended victims. The suspects ran away on foot. Police say at least 11 people were killed and about 70 were wounded over the weekend. He was on the sidewalk with five other people, including a 14-year-old boy, when two men came up and started shooting, police said.More news: Sur-Pies! Google shocks world with sudden Android 9 Pixel push
Johnson said, while investigators have "really good leads" on several of the shootings, police have not made any arrests.
Chicago police are working with federal authorities to help prevent more violent crimes in the city.
Waller said police were sticking with their strategy targeting illegal guns. He said shootings are down from this time a year ago.
Police seized 60 guns, adding to a total of 5,600 already confiscated in Chicago so far this year.
"By no means do these statistics mean we have a victory", Waller said. We won't be overrun by that small group, that small element that's committing these reckless acts.
Hospitals in Chicago were overwhelmed over the weekend dealing with the victims of gun violence. More than 200 people had converged on Stroger Hospital at one point, and access to the hospital was tightened.More news: Browns get $3.5 million in escrow back from Corey Coleman deal
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