Chicago Police Preparing for Potentially Violent Summer

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Another violent weekend in Chicago left five dead and more than 30 hurt.

With Memorial Day -- the unofficial start of summer -- just a week away, Chicago Police have released a statement on behalf of Superintendent Eddie Johnson, saying as the summer months approach, "violence will not be tolerated -- period."

"[W]e need more values, fewer guns and stronger sentences against violent offenders," the statement reads.

Johnson is asking for help from all residents, saying "everyone has a role to play in fixing" the violence.

Among those killed in this past weekend's shootings was Yvonne Nelson, an operator for the city's 311 service. She was shot in the chest not far from Chicago Police headquarters.

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