In Chicago during the holiday weekend increased the crime wave. Police are investigating 27 incidents, 12 of which were fatal, said during a press conference, superintendent of police Eddie Johnson.
"The violence mainly occurred in areas of known gang conflicts in the South and West of the city," said Johnson. "Now we know that most of these shootings and murders were directed against a potential rival gang members and groups who were at the festivities." Chicago police said that there was 753 3495 murders and shooting incidents in the city in the period from 1 January to 25 December 2016. During the same time period in 2015, there were 478 2393 murders and shootings.
"It was a deliberate and planned shooting of one gang against the other," said Johnson on Monday. "They knew that people were in the homes with families and friends celebrating Christmas. This was followed by several acts of retribution."
One night, a man came out of the alley and opened fire at people during a party on the porch in the East Chatham, and then ran away, according to CNN. Two brothers 18 and 21 years were killed and 5 people were injured. 90% of those killed were belonging to a gang, a criminal history and were identified as potential perpetrators or victims of armed violence, said Johnson. 45 guns seized last weekend, he said.
Johnson called Chicago politicians to make stricter laws about carrying weapons. Johnson said that criminals feel impunity.
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