9 Fatally Shot, 14 Wounded In Chicago's Deadliest Weekend So Far In 2020

Sandy Malone

City officials are worried about skyrocketing crime rates in a city that had been improving in recent years.

Chicago, IL – Nine people were murdered in Chicago between 6 p.m. on Friday and midnight on Sunday, setting the record for the most murders in a weekend so far for 2020.

Twenty three people were wounded or killed in shootings during that time period, the Associated Press reported.

So far, the murder rate for Chicago in 2020 is set to outpace 2019 by quite a bit.

There had been 33 murders by Feb. 10, 2019, with 167 total shooting victims, the Associated Press reported.

But the body count for Chicago in 2020 is already up to 50 with a total of 225 victims wounded by gunfire.

City officials are concerned about the numbers because Chicago’s crime rates had dropped significantly over the past three years, the Associated Press reported.

“We are looking at this very closely and looking to make some deployment adjustments,” Chicago Police Department Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

Guglielmi said that police had made three arrests in connection with the weekend’s murders by Monday morning, the Associated Press reported.

The Chicago Police Department has been through a lot of upheaval in the past few months.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Superintendent Eddie Johnson in December after she said he lied to her about an incident in October of 2019 when he was found passed out in his car.

She replaced Johnson with Interim Superintendent Charlie Beck, former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, WGN reported.

In January, Superintendent Beck moved 1,100 detectives and narcotics and gang officers out of headquarters and into the districts to put them closer to crime scenes and the patrol officers who run those streets.

“In the long run this will help us and this geographical based policing is a model that has proven to be better in other cities but now we are going through some growing pains,” Guglielmi said.

When the new top cop announced his big changes to the department, he made it clear that while he might hold an “interim” title, he didn’t plan to sit still as a placeholder, WBBM reported.

“The mayor didn’t hire me to be a place keeper,” Superintendent Beck said. “She didn’t hire me just to keep the lights on.”

The acting superintendent shook things up at Chicago PD in late December when he announced he was putting an end to merit-based promotion system that has long been considered corrupt and unfair.

Comments (20)
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Viking24
Viking24

This is accepted as the norm in Chicago by the politicians and the citizens.
Next story please.

cops-kid
cops-kid

Put an end to the victims of collateral damage, teach the hoodrats how to shoot.
The streets will clean themselves.

Akansan
Akansan

Great news. Give the scum more guns and ammunition so they can destroy themselves.

BAH330
BAH330

How are all these people getting shot? Guns are illegal in Chicago. Hmmmm

flybynight
flybynight

We need our 13/60 apologist trolls here to explain this, but strangely enough, they're absent. Go figure.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I'm waiting for the mayor to blame the police for this violence... again....

Stanracer
Stanracer

Sounds like the animals were restless this weekend.

ronsboys
ronsboys

I see those strict gun laws really work. NOT!!

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Chicago has a strict Gun control laws. That makes Chicago a good example of why Gun control DOES NOT WORK.

Mo_
Mo_

Freaking savages. I hate this city.

Birddog819
Birddog819

News media always downplaying tragedy going on in Chicago. Most major media outlets go on not even reporting on this. The number of shootings in Chicago have not dropped at all and only continue to get worse. Due to Liberal politics. Truth be told they don’t give a darn. Change will only come when the citizens of Chicago either take a stand or vote these Libtards out of office. I can’t see people not wanting a change for there is no reason one should have to endure this kind of environment. The police know how to do their JOB but have zero backing from the politicians.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Hank Voight would solve this shit.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Can you imagine the death count if these people went to the range occasionally?

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

Chicago? Improving?

What?

Bull67
Bull67

Build a 50 ft wall around all sec 8 housing, let the good people out, and let the thugs figure it out..plus arm the Police with 50 cal.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Nothing surprising here, next story.........


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