40 Shot in Chicago Over Weekend

Washington, Twelve people were dead in shootings that took place in Chicago during the past four days, amidst rise in violence.

According to an article published on USA Today more than 40 people were shot resulting in many injuries, some critical and may lead to deaths.

The city police stated in a press release that they confiscated 45 guns from city streets starting on Friday, and that number is slightly larger than what is typical.

In addition, more than 700 people were killed since the beginning of the current year, which is considered the highest rate since decades, noting that 77 people died last November due to gunshots.

Source: Qatar News Agency