Violent crime continues in Chicago after deadly weekend shootings

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a news conference in Chicago on Aug. 5, 2020. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)

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UPDATED 1:40 PM PT – Sunday, August 30, 2020

Five people are dead and 14 were injured, including two police officers, following at least a dozen weekend shootings in Chicago. Early Sunday morning, police officers responded to one of those shootings following reports of an armed man on the West Side.

When officers arrived, the gunman opened fire, hitting two officers before a third arrived. The suspect was then shot and wounded.

Both officers are expected to recover. The suspect is in critical, but stable condition.

“This was another instance where our brave officers took someone off the street, who had a very dangerous weapon and could have been wreaking havoc in a neighborhood,” stated Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “So that neighborhood, our neighborhood, is safer because of the heroic work of these two officers.”

Police are still investigating the other shootings.

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