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The Latest: Chicago Police Respond To Wade's Gun Law Remarks

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The Chicago Police Department has released a statement in response to Dwyane Wade's call for tougher gun laws, saying officers are waging an "unwavering" fight against criminals but need help.

The statement from department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says making the city safer will depend on strong partnerships with the community.

He says the "fight against violent offenders who torment neighborhoods with gun violence is unwavering."

Guglielmi adds that police "need help to ensure these individuals stay off our streets after repeated arrests for guns."

Wade is speaking out a week after his cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was fatally shot in the head while pushing her baby in a stroller in Chicago.

Police say she was not the intended target. Aldridge was one of 90 people killed in August alone in the city.

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