"Outstanding work": Chicago authorities on Saturday tweeted out photos of the weapons they seized in the Englewood district of the gun violence-plagued city.
The seizure of the Trump gun, a Glock 19, came during a traffic stop on Friday night, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Outstanding work on the part of 7th Dist.Officers @ChicagoCAPS07 in the recovery of 17 firearms thus far this weekend. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/jdxiNc5kIG— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) July 4, 2020
- Four people were in the vehicle, but none of them were in possession of the weapon at the time, police said.
- Ahead of the holiday weekend, Police Superintendent David Brown said law enforcement would undertake “strategic missions” to confiscate illegal guns.
- Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed "too many guns on the streets" and coronavirus lockdowns for an uptick in violence around Chicago.
At least 77 people were shot and 14 of them died in Chicago over the weekend, ABC affiliate WLS reported.
If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017
- A child has been shot in Chicago each of the past three weekends, and nine children have died of gunshot wounds in the city since June 20.