Chicago police boss calls weekend gun violence ‘completely unacceptable’

Fresh off the bloodiest weekend in Chicago since last fall, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday called the gun violence “completely unacceptable” and said the dozens of shootings highlight “the uphill battle” confronting police.

More than 50 people were shot, eight fatally, over the Mother’s Day weekend, the most violent weekend in the city since the end of September, according to a Tribune analysis. …

So far this year, at least 1,225 people have been shot in Chicago as violence continues at a pace not seen in the city since the 1990s, according to data kept by Tribune and police.

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