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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot criticizes lack of charges in fatal gang shootout

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted a prosecutor’s decision not to charge five suspects in a fatal gang-related shooting, saying residents cannot “live in a world where there is no accountability.”

Lightfoot criticized Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx at an unrelated press conference Monday after her office declined to announce charges in the deadly West Side shootout early Friday between two factions of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

“It’s complicated, for sure, but we really urge the state’s attorney herself to get personally involved, look at the evidence,” Lightfoot told reporters. “And I believe that there are charges that can be brought at a minimum against the individuals who initiated the gunfire. We can’t live in a world where there’s no accountability.”

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