Transcript for Explosion of Violence in Chicago
cities, an explosion of violence on the streets of chicago. Dozens of people have been shot, many of them killed and all in just a matter of hours. Abc's alex is there for us right now. Alex, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, josh. Chicago had been seeing an overall decline in the number of homicides and shootings so far this year until this weekend. Eye-opening numbers. At least seven killed according to authorities and some 46 others injured in shootings over the weekend. Now, the victims range in age from 16 to 40 and authorities are still investigating these cases. But say the majority o these incidents were gang or drug-related and took place in the city's crime hot spot areas. Now, despite this weekend, the police superintendent's office says there has been progress made by targeting these prime hot spot areas with additional officers and they point out thety's overall homicide rate is still down this year.
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