As many as 44 people were shot in 14 hours in Chicago shootings on Sunday out of which five were killed, according to police records.
"The city of Chicago experienced a violent night. Some of these instances were targeted and were related to gang conflicts in those areas," CNN quoted Bureau of Patrol Chief Fred Waller as saying.
In at least one incident, shooters opened fire into a crowded street party, Waller said.
Earlier there were six shootings, none fatal, on Friday, and 15 shootings, one fatal, on Saturday.
As per records, the Sunday shootings occurred between midnight and 2 p.m.