Transcript for At least 15 injured in Chicago shooting
President trump speaking a short time ago about sending federal officers into Chicago, saying Chicago should be calling. Tonight, that new surveillance showing 15 people shot outside a funeral there in Chicago just last night. ABC's Alex Perez tonight from Chicago. Reporter: Tonight, Chicago police working to track down the gunmen who opened fire on people leaving a funeral, sending them fleeing for their lives. Some in the crowd firing back. At least 15 wounded. Authorities calling it a case of gang retaliation. The shooting comes as president trump announces a plan to send about 200 agents to Chicago and other cities, including Albuquerque, to tackle rising bloodshed. I am announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime. Reporter: But late today, the president adding this. We're sending them help, but we're really waiting for them to call for the big help, for the big numbers, for the large numbers of people that we have ready, willing and able. Reporter: The administration facing local and state criticism for dispatching federal agents in camouflage gear and unmarked vehicles to Portland, Oregon, accused of trying to silence protesters. Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, saying she would work with the feds only if the goal was specifically to help curb violence. Lightfoot, along with 15 other mayors, writing a letter to congress denouncing any efforts to quiet protesters. That's not democracy. That we saw unfolding on the streets of Portland as a result of this federal action. That's what we call tyranny and dictatorship and we are not having it in Chicago. Reporter: And David, that shooting outside of this fun ral home behind me here just the latest in a sharp increase of violent crime here in Chicago. Murderers are up 51% compared to last year. The feds insist they're coming in to help with that problem, not to silence protesters. All right, Alex Perez tonight from Chicago. Thank you, Alex.
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