Widespread robbery and police clashes in downtown Chicago were captured on video early Monday in response to a shot fired by police on Sunday that injured a suspect in his late teens or 20s.
Fox 32 Chicago reported that the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood of the city. A mob appeared that confronted the police and eventually began to haunt things to the officers. Police told the Chicago Tribune that someone was spreading unfounded rumors that it was a child who was hit.
A police officer told the station that an officer suffered a shoulder injury in the confrontation and one of the police cars had its windows broken. The tension continued into the night.
Police initially responded to a report of a man with a gun and pursued the suspect. Police said the suspect turned around and fired at the pursuing forces returning fire. The condition of the suspect was unknown. The Chicago Tribune reported that a gun was found at the scene.
The situation seemed to continue to intensify and reportedly led to widespread unrest throughout the city, including the Magnificent Mile.
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Andy Ngo, the conservative journalist, took to Twitter to say “BLM-inspired riots and robberies are happening today in Chicago.”; He wrote that the police “seem completely overwhelmed”.
Ryan Baker, an anchor for CBS Chicago, also tweeted, “Absolute chaos in downtown Chicago with more overnight looting and vandalism in Lak. It seems to be a coordinated effort with minimal police presence.”
Social media users posted videos of hundreds of people robbing a Nordstrom, Walgreens, Macy’s, Coach, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Agoikagos Police Department did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News.
The city had a violent weekend involving three deaths. At least 35 people were shot.
From January 1 to the end of July, there were 440 suicides in agoikago and 2,240 people shot, including many of those killed, according to statistics released Saturday by the police department.
There were 290 suicides and 1,480 shootings, including people killed, in the first seven months of last year.
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President Trump recently announced that he was sending federal agents to Chicago to help local authorities fight such crime as part of an operation that began last year.
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The Mayor of agoikago, Lori Lightfoot, pushed back the letter to the White House, writing: “We need you, as President, to take the lead in passing meaningful legislation and common sense weapons, which so far you have refused to do so. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report