Fox News detailed that several of the victims were teenagers and children. The youngest victims injured in shooting incidents included a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the left hand, a 12-year-old girl who remains in critical condition, and a 6-year-old girl who was shot in the hand.
Two Chicago police officers were shot while dispersing a large crowd on Monday morning, said Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. He added that the injured officers will be okay.
4th of July weekend, a sign of growing violence across the country
Crime has been on the rise in the country. Just two weeks ago, the Department of Justice acknowledged a “staggering” increase in violent crime. It also emphasized that they are working to address the situation.
For his part, Attorney General Merrick Garland said through a statement sent to Fox that: “Working with our local partners to address violent crime is one of the most important responsibilities of the Department of Justice.