Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a press conference at City Hall. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
UPDATED 1:15 PM PT – Monday, August 23, 2021
The people of Chicago have been grieving as violence continued to soar in the Democrat-led city. On Sunday, dozens of Chicago residents took to the street and called for peace after more than 40 people were shot over the weekend and seven were killed.
This included a shooting outside a gas station on Saturday, in which a suspect in a black vehicle opened fire and killed at least one person and injured two others. Several local groups teamed up to help those in need and show the community’s concerns have not fallen on deaf ears.
“I think it’s important for people to know that there’s a lot of people who are really about peace and are willing to speak out,” explained Omari Moore, executive director of Neighborscapes. “We don’t condone any sort of violence of any kind.”
Police in Chicago said they would continue to patrol and were determined to make the city safer.