In three hours beginning at 1.30am, Chicago police records showed 30 people were shot and two killed in 10 incidents.
But according to Waller, shootings were down 30 per cent from 2017 and murders decreased by 25 per cent. "Wednesday we announced a number of businesses that are going to be part of the neighborhood opportunity fund that create the most important part of our neighborhood economy", Emanuel said.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson planned a Monday news conference to discuss the violence. In a half dozen of the incidents, at least four victims were wounded or killed by gunfire, according to police reports. Police have said violent crime has declined overall in Chicago.
During an especially bloody Sunday in Chicago, 44 people were shot in the space of 14 years in a disturbing spree of unrelated gun violence which left five people dead. 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.
"Don't think for a moment people don't know who in the neighborhood was responsible", he said.
The level of violence Sunday made it hard for police and hospitals to keep track.
"An offender or some type of rival gang sees a large group of people. and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit", he said. Too many people with criminal records on the street. I hear people holding us accountable all the time.
It's good that their Police Chief is finally willing to stand in front of reporters and admit that they've got a gang problem, but that doesn't do anything to address the underlying issues. "Where is the accountability for them?"
Former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot said the city is facing a "public health crisis", and Emanuel "cannot sit this out".
"It's only because of Democrat brain washing that he has even a chance of remaining", Giuliani continued, "Support police professional Garry McCarthy". "Who's buying that given what we just witnessed this weekend?" he stated. Policing genius Jerry McCarthy can do for Chicago what I did for NYC. "He is out of touch with our neighbors in the neediest communities and he is failing them....to death".
The most intense burst of violence began just after midnight. Still, anti-violence protesters have blocked highways to voice their outrage. He said shootings are down from this time past year.
Police said a group of people, three teens and five adults, were standing in a courtyard in the 1300-block of West 76th Street at about 12:40 a.m. when several people approached on foot and opened fire at the group.