Chicago: In a tragic incident, at least 11 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a chilling spasm of violence.
However, CPD says it has seen a citywide reduction in shootings by 17% this year.
Reportedly, the violence has been going on since Sunday night, including a murder that happened just after midnight in the Roseland neighbourhood near the Chicago State University.
According to local reports, a person in a ski-mask fired shots at two people standing in front of a home. A 50-year-old man died a 55-year-old woman was hurt.
In the Fuller Park neighbourhood, three people were shot by someone in a ski mask and a black hoodie.
The shooting occurred in the 4300-block of South Wentworth Avenue at about 2:26 a.m (local time). Two men were in a parked vehicle and a third man was standing near it when the shots were fired.
A 32-year-old man was shot twice in the arm and a 33-year-old man was shot in the hip. Both men were transported to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition. A 26-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the hand and thigh and is hospitalized at Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
“Detectives are working around the clock to investigate the incidents, build a timeline of events and identify any shooter,” Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller was quoted in a report.