Chicago police, elected officials, clergy, and community members show some of the recovered firearms from the 574 seized to date beginning Jan. 1. Police say the homicide rate is a reflection of the city's gang problem and a proliferation of guns.
Chicago Police First Deputy Superintendent Alfonsa Wysinger, right, accompanied by Deputy Chief Wayne Gulliford speaks at a news conference Monday in Chicago. Wysinger called the spate of shootings "frustrating" for the department.
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A bloody weekend in which seven people were killed and six wounded has put an abrupt end — at least for now — to hopes that Chicago was at least putting a lid on its frightening homicide rate. With a few days left in the month, the nation's third-largest city now finds itself on the cusp of its deadliest January in more than a decade.