Chicago mayor pleads with public to ‘put these guns down’

Gun violence in Chicago claimed the lives of at least five people over the weekend.
1:44 | 05/16/21

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Transcript for Chicago mayor pleads with public to ‘put these guns down’
To the Chicago mayor now Lori Lightfoot pleading with residents saying we've got to put these guns down violence this weekend claiming at least five wants more than thirty people injured. Including a two year old and two police officers here's ABC's Jim -- Norman. Tonight police are investigating the shooting of two police officers in Chicago amid a spree of weekend gun violence that also injured a toddler. Just after 7 AM this morning officials say officers responded to a shocked spotter alert approaching a person in a vacant Alley. The offender turned it NB mealy begins firing a gun at officers. Striking one of officers in the hand. And a second officer in the lake. And in the shoulder. The two Chicago police officers were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released around fifty officers lining up to salute their departure. But for. The good Lois grace that we're not here talking about planning a field. Chicago's police superintendent saying these are the fifth and sixth shootings up an officer in the line of duty dish here this morning shooting coming after a violent weekend that left at least five dead. And more than thirty others injured officials say on Friday a two year old girl was shot in the leg at she sat in the back seat of a car. We've got to put his guns down we've got to stop that flow. Illegal guns into our city. Wendy a suspected shooter of those two police officers has been taken into custody but officers are expected to make a full recovery aspect to year old girl Lindsay officials say she's also expected to be okay. Glad to hear invention -- thanks so much.

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