While shootings in many cities, including Chicago, tend to spike in the summer amid higher temperatures, Emanuel said that the temptation to place the blame there is misguided. "This isn't a widespread issue among citizens of the city".
63 people have been shot, ten fatally, since 5 p.m. Friday. This comes just days after Superintendent Eddie Johnson visited ABC7 and talked about decreasing crime numbers and overall violence in Chicago.
Waller said, "They take advantage of that opportunity and they shoot into a crowd, no matter who they hit".
The high number of shootings made it hard for both police and medical staff to keep track. "But I promise you we won't be defeated.by a small element committing these reckless acts". WATCH: Mayor Emanuel, Supt. Five other victims were rushed to the hospital.
"We can never measure what we prevent", he said. More than 200 people had converged on Stroger Hospital at one point and Mount Sinai Hospital had to stop accepting new emergency cases for a while, according to multiple media reports.
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Police said they've been working around the clock this weekend and that the department has seen a citywide reduction in shootings by 17 percent this year.
They suffered gunshot wounds to the legs, buttocks, hands and a graze wound to the head, police said.
The influx of trauma patients at Stroger Hospital was so large Sunday morning, visitors of shooting victims were kept from entering, leaving them to congregate outside near a parking lot.
"We know that some of these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in those areas", he added.
The latest homicide occurred shortly after midnight Monday when a 50-year-old man and 55-year-old woman were approached by masked gunman in front of a home on the South Side. Police are planning coordinated enforcement that will target gangs and individuals they believe are driving violence, while police also seek to thwart retaliatory attacks.
Giuliani also mistakenly claimed Chicago has had more murders "than ever before" under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's leadership, misspelling the mayor's last name as "Emmanuel". The shooting has drawn reaction from around the country, including Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City Mayor and now a lawyer for President Donald Trump. Giuliani subsequently tweeted his support for McCarthy with the correct spelling.