Several teenagers died in alleys as a result of the rampant weekend violence. A toddler was killed on Saturday evening when he was struck in the back by a bullet as someone fired into his father's car in Austin, on the West Side of the city.
Two teenage boys were sitting outside on a porch on Saturday evening when once noticed a red laser pointed at him and then gun shots began to ring out. Both were taken to Mount Sinai hospital and are in good condition.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Sunday that violent offenders should be kept in jail for longer because the home monitoring system is not working.
"Tears are a natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence," he said.
"But we need to do more than just cry. ... For God's sake, help Chicago cops protect our precious children and our families."