"There are very few, if any, circumstances where our young people are directly being targeted," Brown said.
The police superintendent called on Chicagoans to protect their families by giving anonymous tips and guarding young victims who are often caught in the crossfire.
“It’s always some other offender, gang member, criminal network, some beef, and they’re targeting some adult and young people are nearby," he said.
Chicago police patrols continue to saturate the River North neighborhood, but also communities on the South and West sides. On Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot hinted more intiatives would be announced in the coming days.
"There should be no gang member in the city of Chicago that has a comfortable night’s sleep because we are coming after them with everything that we got," she said