SWAT patrols Chicago streets after 82 people shot over weekend (Video)

As of Monday morning, no suspects had been arrested in connection with any of the weekend shootings.

Heavily-armed police SWAT teams are patrolling the streets of Chicago following a violent Fourth of July weekend during which at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally.

The Chicago Tribune reports dozens of shooting incidents occurred in America’s third-largest city over the weekend.

Among the 82 shooting victims, who were concentrated in the city’s South Side, were five people shot by police, including two boys ages 14 and 16 who were killed after allegedly refusing to drop guns they were carrying. Witnesses claim one of the slain boys, 16-year-old Warren Robinson, was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot by police.

“They shot him over 20 times,” Georgiana Utendahl, Robinson’s mother, told CBS Chicago. “They are trying to say he had a gun on him and he didn’t have a gun on him.”

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the officer-involved shootings.


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