CHICAGO — Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown held a media availability Monday at following a weekend where 33 people were shot, including two children and a CPD officer.

Brown began the press conference with a series of year-to-date crime statistics as compared to 2021. This included a 16% drop in shootings, a 10% decrease in homicides, and an 81% increase in the number of assault weapons recovered by police which was a total of 419.

Two police officers from the city’s 7th District have been shot in the last week.

“So far this year, 25 Chicago police officers have been shot at or shot,” Brown said. “Five of these brave men and women have been struck by gunfire.”

The weekend’s crime statistics do not include any events which took place after midnight on Monday, of which there were many including a three-year-old girl who was shot by a stray bullet while inside her home.