Authorities in Chicago say that shootings across the city has dropped for the third consecutive month in May.
However, they stated that a lot more has to be done to keep the violent crime numbers moving in the same direction.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said there have been 19 homicides in the city this year - and 19 shootings in the past week - so his department has started a two-week crackdown on on gun violence and gangs.
Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the shootings of two police officers outside the Ferguson police department, calling it a "pure ambush" and the act of a "damn punk." He also announced a pilot program aimed at curbing racial bias.