Rudy Giuliani Criticizes Chicago Mayor After Weekend of Violence

Rudy Giuliani Criticizes Chicago Mayor After Weekend of Violence

The shooting with the most victims left eight people wounded in a South Side neighborhood after a group of men walked up to the eight people standing in a courtyard and opened fire, the Sun-Times reported. No one was in custody for that shooting. All of them were transported to area hospitals and all are expected to survive.

Chicago saw at least 40 people shot - including four fatalities - on Sunday.

Giuliani cited the murders as an endorsement for former policeman Garry McCarthy for mayor, who Giuliani says can lower the city's homicide rate.

Most of the shootings are connected to gang violence in the city. The police force simply isn't getting violent criminals off the streets, leaving them to kill and kill again.

The Chicago Tribune, citing police records, said 25 of the 31 victims were shot during five multiple-injury attacks over less than three hours.

"I promise we will not be defeated", Waller said.

There were 12 people killed in shootings and at least 54 others injured this weekend, according to the latest police figures obtained by ABC station WLS.

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The girl suffered a gunshot wound to her face and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

June marked 15 straight months of fewer killings and shootings.

"Over the past 24 hours, Stroger's trauma unit received an unusually high volume of patients", Stroger Hospital said in a statement.

The spike in shootings overwhelmed paramedics and hospitals.

A man wipes his eyes outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago, after leaving the emergency room due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims August 5, 2018.

The shootings, stretching over a 60-hour period from Friday evening until early Monday morning, come as the city officials have expressed optimism that Chicago had made headway in cutting the persistent gun violence that has plagued the city. After an event announcing an expansion of the Riverwalk, Mayor Rahm Emanuel voiced the need to create more jobs, not just in the central business district, but on the South and West Sides as well.

An earlier wave of shootings in Chicago emerged as a talking point for Republican Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign, as he pledged to crack down on street crime. "We have a heavy heart", Emanuel says. While we shouldn't condone the use of tactics which close down infrastructure in the name of free speech, it's clear that the residents of the city have plenty to be upset about.

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