At least 75 people were shot in Chicago this weekend. Among the 9 killed was 29-year-old Officer Ella French.

Aug 9th

If you haven't realized it from our reporting on the dozens of shootings every weekend, Chicago has a serious problem.

This was the death toll this weekend.

That's right. There were at least 75 people shot, 9 of whom died. One of them was an officer.

Included in this tally were THREE mass shootings.

The officer who was killed was Ella French, a 29-year-old who had been on the force for three years.

French and two other officers were attacked during a routine traffic stop Saturday night, reportedly by one of the passengers in the vehicle. Both French and one of her partners were hit when the perp opened fire.

This is the audio of the "officer down" call over the radio from one of the officers.

[Warning: Intense, Language]

The three suspects in the vehicle were reportedly found and arrested, while local police gathered to show support around the hospital where the injured officers were taken. French was pronounced dead while her partner is still fighting for his life.

Here's how Officer French's brother Andrew described her:

"My sister's always been a person of integrity. She's always done the right thing even when nobody's looking. She's always believed in people and believed in doing the right thing. ... She's always believed in taking care of people that can't take care of themselves."

Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed guns as the problem. You know, because Chicago – despite having some insanely strict gun control laws – just has firearms wandering around shooting civilians and officers at random.

Here's video of one of the mass shootings on Sunday:

[Warning: Graphic]

I'll leave you with a map of the 465 people murdered in Chiraq this year (those in the last 7 days are in red).

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