Chicago rejects state's help

By Erica Quednau |

Published 09/24 2013 08:35PM

Updated 09/25 2013 12:40PM

Update: 8:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD -- Chicago city leaders say they do not need the state's help to stop the violence. Governor Quinn had hinted he was willing to offer state police to help the city's swelling violence problem.

Last week, thirteen people were shot in a park, including a 3-year old boy. But Quinn said he would wait for the mayor and police chief to ask for help. Tuesday, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he didn't need it.

"It's not an issue of resources. It's an issue of supporting that system. If people don't go to jail for possession of a firearm, they don't learn not to carry a firearm."

Last week, Chicago passed New York City to become the murder capital of the United States.
Original: 5:25 pm
CHICAGO -- Four men are in police custody after a scary week. Police say the men are connected to the shootings which injured 13 people, including a 3-year old.

Each is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. The shootings happened last week in a neighborhood park.

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