Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on weekend violence: ‘I’m sick of it’

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CHICAGO -- Chicago's top cop addressed the violence that once again gripped parts of the city this weekend.

More than 50 people have been shot since Friday, including a 6-year-old girl.

Another five people were killed. Among them, the teenage son of a Chicago police officer, and a 23-year-old Army veteran.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed frustration Monday with the violence that's marked most weekends this summer.

"At the end of every weekend, I review the details of the violence that occurs in some of our communities, and quite frankly, I'm just sick of it." he said. "There's no other way to describe it, I'm just sick of it."

Johnson blamed lenient sentences on repeat violent offenders for some of the violence.

He called on community members to help Chicago police by reporting criminal activity.

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