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Chicago to deploy 1,200 additional police officers over concerns of a violent July 4 weekend

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Chicago to deploy 1,200 additional police officers over concerns of a violent July 4 weekend

The two previous weekends ended with a combined total of 111 people being shot

By Greg Norman | Fox News

Chicago is gearing up to deploy an additional 1,200 police officers throughout the city’s streets for this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, following recent gun violence that didn't even spare young children.

The two weekends heading into the long holiday this year ended with a combined total of 111 people being shot in Chicago, 24 fatally. The victims included a 1-year-old riding in a car with his mother and a 10-year-old girl who was inside her home when a bullet fired a block away pierced a window and struck her in the head.

“We didn’t do it last weekend and the Memorial Day weekend,” Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department David Brown told reporters Monday. “This weekend... we’ll have an additional 1,200 cops every day from Thursday through Sunday.”

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-july-4-weekend-police-response