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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks at a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Chicago.

CHICAGO — Chicago police say 52 people were shot, 10 of them fatally, in gun violence over the weekend.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson plans a Monday morning news conference to address the violence and talk about enforcement initiatives.

Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Johnson ordered targeted patrols in certain areas in response to several gang-related incidents since Friday. Guglielmi says those efforts have netted 18 arrests and 92 seized guns since Friday evening.

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Guglielmi says police are questioning several people of interest in some of the incidents and detectives have good leads in others. Police ask anyone with information to contact them .

Homicide numbers in Chicago are continuing a downward trend over the last two years. There were more than 200 fewer homicides in 2018 compared with 2016.

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