At least 44 people were shot within a space of 14 hours in Chicago yesterday, police have reported.
The records also revealed that about five persons died in the disturbing incident which started around 1:30am.
Fred Waller, chief, Bureau of Patrol, Chicago police department, said: “As you may be aware, the city of Chicago experienced a violent night.
“Incidents of either random or targeted shooting on our streets are totally unacceptable.
“Far too often, we continue to see the devastating effects that illegal guns have in some of our communities.
“They underscore the real problem of violent criminals who use illegal guns in some of our communities without the fear of consequences of their actions.
“Some of these instances were targeted and were related to gang conflicts in those areas.”
Waller revealed that in one of the incident, the shooters opened fire into a crowded street party, adding the shootings occurred between midnight and 2pm.
Of the wounded who reported an age, the oldest was 62 and the youngest 11, police records show.
Police said before the particularly violent Sunday, there were six shootings, none fatal, on Friday, and 15 shootings, one fatal, on Saturday.Copyright Naija News 2018. All rights reserved. You may only share Naija News content using our sharing buttons. Send all news and press releases to [email protected].