Christmas weekend sees more than 40 people shot in Chicago
CHICAGO | Chicago police say more than 40 people were shot over the holiday weekend and more than three dozen guns were seized.
The shooting tally includes violence at a family Christmas party on the city’s South Side at which two people were killed and several others wounded.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement that the majority of shootings and homicides from Friday afternoon through Monday morning were “targeted attacks by gangs against potential rivals who were at holiday gatherings.”
President Obama began his political career in Democrat-dominated Chicago, and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is now the mayor. The city’s violent-crime wave — more than 700 homicides have been reported this year — are often cited against the Democratic anti-crime formula of tight gun controls and limits on police use of force.