Warm Weather: 4 People Killed, 24 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

(Fox) At least 28 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. Four of those victims died.

One of the incidents was a mass shooting at a baby shower in West Englewood at 63rd and Seeley on Saturday. Two children and four adults were injured in that attack.

“Our kids deserve to know the sound of laughter, not the sound of gunfire regardless of where they live, regardless of their background,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot attended a mass at St. Sabina today and echoed those statements. “No parent should have to fear for their child’s safety,” she said.

Many people were wondering what the summer will bring. Typically, shootings in Chicago increase as the weather warms and more people are outside.

“I can’t tell you how many people at church today said, ‘Oh my God, I heard about that, I hate when summer comes,'” said Father Michael Pfleger.

He said that neighbors need to make sure that criminals know they will be turned in to police. He said it’s safer for witnesses to share information with police when they stand together as a group.

“Make it very clear: if you shoot on this block, we’re going to turn you in,” Pfleger said. “[Chicago Police Superintendent] Eddie Johnson and the police department have to do their part. They have to do policing. But we in the neighborhood have to do our part.”

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