(Chicago) The gunshot death of two children over a weekend sparked outrage in Chicago, with police imploring residents of the third-largest city in the United States to share any useful information to bring them down. violence.
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Chicago is experiencing a resurgence of shootings in the run up to National Day, July 4, generally the most violent period of the year in the city – with 11 people killed just last weekend.
Sincere Gaston, a one-year-old infant, was shot and killed in his car seat near his mother, who was returning from a laundromat. Lina Nunez Anaya, a 06 girl, was killed at home. An 8-year-old girl was injured in similar circumstances.
“Please, for the children of Chicago, contact us if you have any information that can help us solve these crimes,” urged the chief of police inspectors of this city of nearly 3 million 'inhabitants, Brendan Deenihan.
“We must all be indignant at this violence, all of them,” added another official, David Brown, in a poignant appeal, calling the perpetrators of the shots “bastards”.
He pledged to crack down on drug hideouts – “the heart of the shootings and murders in Chicago” – as well as to make a longer-term effort to divert young people from crime.
The weekend before, 106 people had been shot, including 14 fatally, including a 3-year-old boy, Mekhi James, in the back of a car driven by his dad.
“We all have to ask ourselves what we can do every day to protect these children,” added Lori Lightfoot, the city's mayor, located on the shores of Lake Michigan. “And I'm not just talking about the victims. I'm talking about the shooters too. What can we do to reach them? “She asked during a press briefing.
Many other large American cities marked by violence in some of their neighborhoods, such as New York and Washington, have improved their reputation over the years 1980 and 1990.
But Chicago can't do it, like other smaller cities like Detroit or Baltimore.