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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy patrols streets on a deadly weekend

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy  | Sun-Times files

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy | Sun-Times files

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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy patrolled the streets overnight and helped officers capture a group of armed shooting suspects.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired near 40th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue attempted to question three people walking at nearby 41st Street and Drexel Boulevard, police said.

The suspects ran away when officers approached, and a foot pursuit ensued, police said.

McCarthy was on patrol in the area and helped Wentworth District officers run down the three suspects, police said. Two handguns were recovered during the arrest.

McCarthy was praised for leading from the front lines during the May 2012 NATO Summit protests and has patrolled the streets numerous times.

Last weekend, eight people were shot dead and 37 others were wounded by gunfire. Three people have been killed and 23 others wounded by gunfire during the first 10 hours of this weekend.

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