Chicago, June 23 (IANS) At least 104 people were shot in Chicago, of which 14 had died, over the Father’s Day weekend starting from June 19, it was reported.
Of the 14 shot dead, five were children, Xinhua news agency reported citing local media as saying on Monday.
Those shootings from June 19 to Monday produced the city’s highest number of shooting victims in a single weekend this year.
“Bullets don’t just tear apart the things they strike,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said.
“Bullets also tear apart families. Bullets destroy neighborhoods and they ruin any sense of safety in a community.”
The weekend saw more shootings but fewer fatalities than the last weekend of May, when 85 people had been shot, 24 fatally, making Chicago’s deadliest weekend in years.