A Chicago Police Department gang takedown mission has resulted in the arrests of 95 gang members, officials said Friday.
The arrested gang members received weapons and narcotics charges.
There were 140 total arrests as part of the two-day drug and anti-violence operation in the Austin and Harrison police districts.
Twenty three weapons were recovered during the mission, apparently one of the largest such operations in CPD history.
"These initiatives send a clear message to anyone who contributes to the sources of violence in Chicago: you will be subject to the full weight of the Department and our partners in law enforcement," reads a statement from Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson. "Put simply, violence this summer will not be tolerated."
Meanwhile, there was a shooting close to CPD headquarters Friday afternoon, shortly after police officials held their news conference to discuss the gang crackdown. An innocent woman was killed after being shot in the chest near a Bronzeville Starbucks. The shooting targeted a male gang member, who was wounded in the incident.