Sen. Durbin, Cook Co. President Preckwinkle call for action on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Sen. Durbin, Cook Co. President Preckwinkle call for action on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

CHICAGO (TOC) — Senator Dick Durbin, Cook dinner County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and others gathered on Nationwide Gun Violence Consciousness Day to name for motion to cease shootings within the Chicago space.

“Gun violence is the main explanation for loss of life for kids and younger individuals underneath the age of 25,” Board President Preckwinkle mentioned.

The trouble continues to seek out widespread floor in the case of gun management legal guidelines across the nation and follows President Joe Biden’s deal with Thursday evening demanding Congress do extra to cease the violence.

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“It is gun violence day, it is gun violence week and sadly it is gun violence yr in America and it has been that manner for too rattling lengthy,” Durbin mentioned. “This gun violence has turn into too widespread that it defines our nation. It is time for us to say sufficient.”

The press convention at Stroger Hospital got here after a feminine Chicago police officer was shot in a visitors cease in West Englewood earlier this week.

FOP president John Catanzara mentioned she is alert and awake, however wants surgical procedure to take away gun fragments from her neck.

That capturing is hauntingly acquainted to Chicago police, taking place blocks awat from the place they are saying two males shot and killed Officer Ella French, and significantly damage her accomplice, Carlos Yanez final summer time.

The police union president mentioned Yanez and the injured feminine officer talked Thursday on Zoom from her hospital mattress.

“They’d a pleasant heart-to-heart,” Catanzara. “I believe it is in all probability a scenario that solely the 2 of them may even perceive. There is not too many officers who’ve been shot within the head and survived.”

Police are searching for a 28 yr outdated man who they consider to be the shooter in that incident, saying he has a historical past of gun crimes.

As that search continues, a U.S. Marshall and a Ok-9 are additionally recovering from accidents suffered yesterday in a Northwest Facet shootout.

They had been serving a warrant on the time. Two suspects have been arrested.

The Ok-9 and marshal are anticipated to be OK. However a violent week for regulation enforcement round Chicago as elected officers now face the problem of discovering avenues to cease this.

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