GANGLAND: ‘Gun Free’ Chicago Sees ‘Most Violent’ Weekend of 2019, 50 SHOT, 10 KILLED

Originally published at: GANGLAND: ‘Gun Free’ Chicago Sees ‘Most Violent’ Weekend of 2019, 50 SHOT, 10 KILLED | Sean Hannity

The City of Chicago continued its struggle with rampant crime and an escalating gang crisis in recent days, with more than 50 people shot and 10 killed during the most violence weekend of 2019.

“At least 50 people were shot across Chicago over the weekend, the most violent of the year with a toll even higher than during the long Memorial Day holiday just a week earlier,” reports the Chicago Tribune.

“More than half the victims were wounded during a 12-hour burst of gunfire from Friday evening to Saturday morning. At least four of the 31 people shot during that time died after attacks on the West and South sides. By the time the weekend ended, at least 10 people were dead, according to the Chicago Police Department,” adds the newspaper.

“Those efforts have resulted in 19 arrests on gun-related charges and 81 illegal weapons seized since Friday evening,” said a Police Department spokesperson on their efforts to crackdown on crime. “Several people of interest are also being questioned in relation to some of our incidents and detectives have good video leads in others.”

WATCH NOW: Chicago police address weekend violence after 44 people were shot, 10 of them killed

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Last month, “hundreds” of teens “took over” downtown Chicago; running through the streets and openly disobeying law enforcement hoping to retake control of the situation.

“Chicago police were dealing with hundreds of teens running through downtown Chicago Wednesday night, yelling, stopping traffic and running in the streets,” reports CBS Chicago.

“A huge police presence did not deter the rowdy behavior at Millennium Park,” adds the author. “The crowd then moved to State and Lake, where Chicago police were preparing to hold a press conference about the chaos. Police said they told most of the teens to go home, and directed them towards public transportation.”