Four Killed in Weekend Violence

By Josh McGhee on October 7, 2013 7:57am 

 Police said shootings are down 22 percent over last year and overall crime is down 15 percent.
Police said shootings are down 22 percent over last year and overall crime is down 15 percent.
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CHICAGO — No one was injured in shootings overnight, bringing a quiet end to a weekend that saw four people killed and 13 wounded in shootings.

Chicago police said that as of midnight Sunday, shootings are still down 22 percent over last year and overall crime is down 15 percent.

"While there has been less crime, fewer shootings and fewer murders in Chicago this year, there's certainly more work to be done and no one will rest until we reach the ultimate goal of zero crime," police spokesman Adam Collins said in a statement.

"Chicago Police continue to implement a comprehensive strategy, saturating high-crime areas with additional officers, using intelligence to prevent retaliatory gang shootings, moving officers from administrative positions back to the streets, and partnering with the community."

In the most recent homicide 19-year-old Jamal Harmon was stabbed to death in Auburn Gresham Sunday morning. Saturday evening, a shooting in Roseland left a 46-year-old dead and a 21-year-old in critical condition.

Two men were killed and six others were wounded in shootings overnight Friday and early Saturday morning and three teenagers were among six people shot Friday evening.

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