Dozens shot across Chicago in spate of overnight violence

Two males were shot Saturday morning in the 6800 block of South Wood. | Google

A person in a ski-mask fired shots at two people standing in front of a home.

"The city of Chicago experienced a violent night", said Bureau of Patrol Chief Fred Waller.

In just a two-hour stretch in the early hours on Sunday, 25 people were shot in five different mass shootings.

30 of the shootings and several deaths occurred in one three-hour period on Sunday morning between midnight and 3 am.

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One single shooting in Gresham, a neighborhood in the city's south side, injured eight people ranging in age from 14 to 35.

In another incident, two gunmen approached a group of people and opened fire, the Chicago Tribune reports. Later Sunday morning, Jahnae Patterson, 17, was killed and five other people wounded, including an 11-year-old boy in a shooting in the 1300-block of South Millard Avenue.

The high number of shootings made it hard for both police and medical staff to keep track. ABC7 reported that Stroger Hospital was forced to issued a "trauma lockdown" because of the number of emergency patients brought in for treatment.

"Over the past 24 hours, Stroger's trauma unit received an unusually high volume of patients", said Caitlin Polochak, the hospital's communications manager. "Some of these instances were targeted and were related to gang conflicts in those areas". He suggests gang members purposefully shoot into crowds of people gathered on hot summer nights, allowing them to easily multiple the carnage. Police say the violence is unacceptable and they say they continue to take illegal guns off the streets. "But I promise you we won't be defeated.by a small element committing these reckless acts".

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He said in his tweet that 228 shootings and 42 homicides had been recorded in about three weeks in Chicago just between January 1 and 24, 2017.

Earlier in the month, The Chicago Tribune reported that shootings in the city have declined, with 533 fewer shootings as of 1 August than the same time in 2017.

For many right-wingers, Chicago has become a symbol of Democratic hypocrisy on gun reform, since the city is run by a Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and is home to a famous liberal party machine.

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