Updated 07/21/14 – 5:15 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — People from government and community based groups say a meeting among local and federal law enforcement, city agencies, educators and others produced some positive steps toward reducing gang violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.
Members of the FBI, DEA, ATF, the U.S. Postal Service, the Secret Service, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement were on-hand for the summit at Chicago Police Headquarters Monday morning. Officials from the education and faith-based communities also took part.
Mayor Emanuel opened the meeting by acknowledging there is no single solution to gang violence but a variety of things to be done.
“It’s more complex than how many ATF agents we have and how many kids we have enrolled in our mentoring program,” Emanuel said. “It is about where the guns are coming from, where the law enforcement is, where our neighborhoods and communities are, where our parents are.”