40 Shootings over 3 days leave 4 dead in Chicago - KMOV.com

40 Shootings over 3 days leave 4 dead in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say they're trying to put a lid on violence in the city after more than 40 shootings in the last three days have left four people dead.

Police said Friday they're particularly concerned because gunmen are becoming more brazen. Police point out gunfire erupted Thursday night on the city's South Side even as more than 30 police officers were on the street nearby.

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says police will be looking for large illegal gatherings in abandoned buildings, car washes and other locations because they have led to much of the violence.

Weis also says police will be looking for gatherings that spill into the street and if they see them will order people to leave.

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