CHICAGO -- Police and residents throughout the Chicago area participated in Tuesday's National Night Out following a weekend of violence in the city.
The event was designed to help build relationships and promote community partnerships in an effort to make neighborhoods across the country safer. Lincolnwood joined the event for the first time this year.
National Night Out follows a violent weekend after 74 were shot and 12 were killed between 3 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday. WGN previously reported that 63 were shot and 12 were killed. Those numbers have since changed.
In response to the violence, an additional 600 police officers will hit the city's streets this weekend as the Chicago Police Department tries to get a handle on the growing gun violence.