Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday he is putting more police officers on the streets to combat violence.
Speaking at a park grand opening this afternoon, Emanuel said 150 officers will be moved from behind a desk onto the streets of the city of Chicago to bring safety into neighborhoods.
“We needed to make this type of investment, whether it’s some playgrounds, to pre-k, to police officers, we want to make sure that every part of the city has the opportunity to play and the opportunity to play safely,” Emanuel said. “It’s through that safety that communities and neighborhoods come together.”
The announcement came around the same time that three people were critically wounded in an apparent drive by shooting in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The three men were hanging out outside a home in the 8600 block of S Colfax when a witness says a blue car pulled up and open fired.
The men shot range in age from 27 to 33-years-old. They are all in critical condition tonight.
Police are investigating.