Chicago’s viοlence continued to spill out of control over the weekend with 36 people being shοt, four fatally.
“There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side,” reports the Tribune.
Chicago Police Department Spokesman Adam Collins partially blamed gun laws for the viοlence.
“While the city continues to see reductions in crime and violence, there’s obviously much more to be done, and we continue to be challenged by lax state and federal gun laws,” Collins explained.
“No one will rest until everyone in Chicago enjoys the same sense of safety,” he said.
The mother of the 17 year old girl, Gakirah Barnes, who was slain over the weekend said the city has an “on going war.”
“This is something that has become all too normal to everybody, and it needs to stop,” Brown said during an interview with the Times. “We need to come together as a community and just unite to get our children and our streets back.”
Brown recalled her last moments with her daughter.
“I told her that I loved her and to be careful — which is something that I told her every day when she went out on the Chicago streets,” Brown said.