Chicago Sunday shooting

As of late Sunday  police said 59 people had been shot — five of them fatally — and more than a dozen were reported to be teenagers.

Chicago early Sunday, leaving 2 dead and 28 others wounded from midnight to 3 a.m.

Five mass shootings, in which three or more people were shot, accounted for 25 of the shooting victims during the three-hour span.

 

Chicago Police chief of patrol Fred Waller told a press conference Sunday afternoon some of the shootings were ‘targeted’ and related to gang conflicts. Chicago early Sunday, leaving 2 dead and 28 others wounded from midnight to 3 a.m. Five mass shootings, in which three or more people were shot, accounted for 25 of the shooting victims during the 3 hour span.”

The multiple shootings took place between midnight and 2:00pm local time with 10 taking place in just three hours from 1:30am.

Gunmen targeted groups including one gathering of people who had attended a funeral repast, police said, adding that one of the injured victims was an 11-year-old boy.

Chicago experienced a near 20-year record number of murders in 2016, prompting President Donald Trump to regularly single out the city for criticism.

“The city of Chicago experienced a violent night. Incidents of either random or targeted shooting on our streets is totally unacceptable,” he said.

Forty-four people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence police branded “totally unacceptable.”

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