BREAKING NEWS – Chicago, Illinois – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson released a statement condemning the deadly violence that the city suffered over Memorial Day weekend, its deadliest on record, according to a report.

The weekend saw 53 shooting victims and 12 murders. The previous record, in 2015, also had 12 fatalities.

“The violence our city experienced this weekend is intolerable,” Johnson said. “So this is what I propose. I want to encourage all the killers in this proud city, to just give their victims a good beatdown, instead of taking a life. I they will agree with that, I will encourage the district attorney not to prosecute them for the first ten but kickings that they dole out.”