- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say they’ve arrested 30 people in a series of raids aimed at curbing shootings during the traditionally violent Memorial Day weekend.

Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told a news conference Saturday the raids would continue over the weekend.

During the Memorial Day weekend last year, six people killed were and another 63 were wounded by gunfire across the city.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (https://bit.ly/2r9vhFV ) the raids targeted people on the department’s Strategic Subject List, a formula-driven register of people deemed most likely to be involved in gun violence.

The raids conducted primarily on the city’s South and West Sides also resulted in the confiscation of hundreds of pounds of narcotics.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that narcotics and weapons charges will be filed against all those arrested.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, https://chicago.suntimes.com/

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