President Trump said Friday that he's sending "federal help" to Chicago to deal with the city's spate of gun violence.
He posted the news in a tweet.
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are expected to hold a joint news conference Friday afternoon with officials from Illinois State Police and the Justice Department to "announce a major partnership to target gun violence in Chicago", according to the chief communications officer for Chicago police.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 20 ATF agents have been sent to Chicago to combat gun violence and are working with the city's police department and state police on a "strike force." Chicago's police department personally asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions for additional resources a few months ago.
CBS News Hannah Fraser-Chanpong and Paula Reid contributed to this report.