8 Killed, 42 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago – CBS Chicago
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson is slated to outline the department’s law enforcement efforts at a press conference at 9:30 a.m.
The weekend’s burst of bloodshed included a shooting in Streeterville that left four men wounded during an illegal party at Lake Shore Park.
Police said many of the shootings were the result of gang-related incidents. There have been 19 gun-related arrests and 81 illegal firearms seized since Friday night. Several other people of interest are being questioned in connection to the shootings.
Overall crime is down 9 percent year-to-date.
The Police Department said their summer crime plan includes special teams to patrol CTA trains and stations, bike officers monitoring high-traffic areas, and the summer mobile team, a group deployed during large events.