Dozens of people were shot across Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to reports from local stations WGN, WLS and WBBM. At least 11 people were reported killed and at least 50 others were injured –some by police officers – in Chicago shootings since Thursday.
In 2013, 12 people died and 75 people were injured during the four-day holiday.
Chicago police told CNN that officers shot five suspects from Friday to Saturday, killing two of them. Details of the other shootings were not released. However, Chicago PD spokesman Martin Maloney told WBBM that the city will continue a summer program to flood high-violence areas with police.
As of June 29, Chicago police had recorded 880 shooting incidents in 2014 – averaging nearly five per day.