>> Violence ripped through Chicago over the weekend, with at least 40 shots in a less than 7 hour period. The burst of violence contributing to one of the city's bloodiest weekends of the year.>> We have a heavy heart. Our souls are burdened. What happened this weekend did not happen in every neighborhood in Chicago, but it is unacceptable to happen in any neighborhood of Chicago.
>> In all from Friday afternoon to early Monday, 75 people were shot, of those 12 were killed. Among the attacks police said, gunmen targeted a block party and a gathering after a funeral. Their victim's ages spanning from 11 to 62 years old. The shootings coming as thousands converge for Lollapalooza, a massive music festival in Chicago's downtown.
They also come as authorities say gun violence in the city has dropped.>> I'm still pleased, between CPDs work, the mayor's investments, and the work of our community members that we're still reducing overall gun violence this year. But we still have a lot more work to do, and I think that was evidenced by this weekend.
>> Jumping into the gun violence debate was President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani who in a series of tweets blamed Democrats for the violence and ended his tirade by saying, quote, make Chicago safe again