CPD seizes 1,000 illegal guns, says shootings are down
The Chicago Police Department says its proud of taking 1,000 illegal guns are off the streets and the top cop doesn’t want that number to go unnoticed.
In a news conference today with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Superintendent Garry McCarthy also touted the newest crime numbers saying shooting are down. He says it’s not a fluke or the weather, it comes down to strategy.
According to CPD, there were 30% fewer shootings this year compared to the same time last year. They also say there were 45% fewer gang-related shootings.
But Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent McCarthy agree more needs to be done. They both called for changes in state and federal gun laws.