A possible explosion in gun violence this 4th of July weekend is a major concern in Chicago.
The holiday follows a high murder count in June. There were 72 murders last month. Also, there were 355 shootings and 429 shooting victims.
Chicago police are beefing up patrols and adding thousands of additional officers to the streets. Federal agents, Cook County sheriffs, and State Police officers will also provide assistance.
Earlier this week, CPD raids targeting gangs resulted in 27 arrests in the Uptown neighborhood. Special operations on Friday also led to at least 80 arrests.