The violence in Chicago didn’t cease even after President Barack Obama made a visit to the windy city to attend a wedding.
At least seven people were killed and 35 were injured since Friday night while the youngest victim was a 16-year-old girl who died after she was shot three times in the chest Saturday evening in the Englewood neighborhood.
According to NBC Chicago, ten people were shot overnight Friday, and in one hour Sunday morning, three people were killed. The latest shooting happened just after midnight Monday when a 19-year-old was shot to death on the city's North Side.
The last three weeks the violence has been nonstop as in Chicago as this was the third weekend in a row with gunfire injuries totaling well into the double digits.
Last weekend, 46 people were hurt and eight were killed across Chicago. The previous weekend, 29 were injured and three were killed in shootings.
Supt. Garry McCarthy said on the shootings that-
"None of it is OK…And I don't want it to seem like we're managing it, but the realistic expectations have to be over the long-term."
This weekend marked the beginning of an overtime incentive program to put more police in neighborhoods where crime is highest with more than 60 officers signing up for the program.
President Obama and his family arrived in Chicago Friday evening. They attended the wedding of senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett's daughter, and the president spent Father's Day golfing with friends.