44 people shot within 14 hrs in Chicago

Rahm Emanuel

The violence peaked early Sunday with several shootings, including one in a courtyard on the city's South Side that injured eight people. A 50-year-old man died a 55-year-old woman was hurt.

Further exacerbating the city's violence problem is that police have been able to solve or make arrests for few of the killings - the murder clearance rate for the city has hovered around 20% in recent years. Both Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for increased accountability for shooters and a broader community effort to decrease violence. "We have such a genocide in our community, it's driving me absolutely bonkers", said Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick of Stone Temple Baptist Church.

"It's the same individuals who repeatedly commit these crimes", Johnson said.

The demonstration's organizers timed the protest to coincide with rush-hour traffic along the busy thoroughfare on the city's lakefront and then marched to Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs were hosting the San Diego Padres.

Chief of Patrol Fred Waller assured residents repeatedly that "this city will not be defeated" by senseless violence."We can't ever measure what we prevent...less victims, that's how we measure our success", he said.

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Chicago police address surge in weekend violence:Police said they've been working around the clock this weekend. CPD said the majority of the shootings took place in the six, tenth and 11th districts and that gunmen shot into large crowds. "If they shoot you, they don't even run", one man tells the Chicago Tribune. The victims were all hospitalized in stable condition, according to WLS-TV.

A teenage girl was killed and five other people, including an 11-year-old boy, were wounded during the spree that occurred early on Sunday.

As of 3:15 p.m., at least two other people had been killed and 25 more had been left wounded in Sunday shootings.

The Tribune, which tracks shooting statistics, reported that shootings in the city have actually declined, with 532 fewer shootings as of August 1 than the same time in 2017. The victims - five females and three males - were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment and were all listed in stable condition. His lawyer, ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, tweeted Sunday blaming Chicago's longtime "Democratic rule". The Washington Post can't resist pointing out that Giuliani misspelled McCarthy's first name as "Jerry" and the current mayor's last name as "Emmanuel", and that McCarthy is a Democrat himself.

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