Much of the unrest happened along the Magnificent Mile, one of the city's most-popular tourist attractions, where looters were seen stuffing vehicles with shopping bags full of stolen merchandise and store equipment.
Video shows people running out of parked cars and breaking into stores. Posted at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the video shows upset residents confronting officers near the scene where police shot and wounded an adult suspect they said had fired at them that day.
Lightfoot belatedly condemned the looters during a press conference on Monday, urging prosecutors to "put their best people" on the task of rounding up those behind the violence that left 13 police officers injured over the course of a single night.
Nine officers were injured, including a broken nose and an injuryfrom a thrown bottle, while one security guard and one civilian were shot and hospitalized in critical condition, according to police. Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died after a white officer pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
Brown said "tempers flared, fueled by misinformation" about the shooting.
"There is no justification for criminal behavior ever", Lightfoot said, adding, "You have no right to take and destroy the property of others".
Black Lives Matter Chicago issued a statement obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times that read, "The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will keep rising up until the [Chicago Police Department] is abolished and our Black communities are fully invested in", the group said in a statement. David Brown of the Chicago Police Department.
The shooting victim was actually a 20-year-old man who allegedly opened fire on police while being chased, authorities said.
By Monday morning (local time), it had been watched almost 100,000 times.
Beale said that the last time there was looting in Chicago, the only Walmart that did not get looted was in his neighborhood.
"Criminals took to the street with confidence that there would be no consequences", Brown said. There will remain heavy police presence throughout the downtown area, with officers set to 12-hour shifts, and days off canceled. She highlighted the differences between Sunday's unrest and the protests in the wake of George Floyd's death.
More than an hour after the shooting, police and witnesses said a crowd faced off with police after someone reportedly told people that police had shot and wounded a child. He fled from officers on foot and shot at officers, police said.
Five guns were recovered during the unrest, Brown said, bringing the total of weekend guns recovered by police to 149. That crowd eventually dispersed.