Shooting incidents in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend left five people dead and at least 61 others injured. Three children were among those injured in the weekend shootings.
Police made 88 drug and weapon arrests ahead of the holiday and stepped up their presence during the weekend in an effort to curb violence.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson described the weekend violence as "another example of the fact that we have too many guns on the streets of Chicago and too many people willing to use them."
Johnson said the department would review whether more officers should have been deployed as part of its anti-violence strategy used over the weekend.
"Any level of violence at any time in the city is unacceptable, but we always go back an re-evaluate what we have done and see if we can do things better," he said. "There is always a possibility we could have had more police officers out there."
Last year, shootings incidents in the city during the Fourth of July weekend left 10 people dead and 55 wounded. Over the Fourth of July weekend in 2014, 16 people in Chicago were killed due to shootings and 66 others were injured.