More police at Taste this weekend

July 5, 2008 5:49:58 AM PDT
More security has been added to the Taste of Chicago following a deadly shooting Thursday night about a mile from the festival.Courtney Thomas, 19, was killed as hundreds of thousands of people were leaving the lakefront after Thursday's fireworks.

There were three other nearby shootings. All those victims survived.

Extra uniformed and undercover officers have been patrolling the crowds at the Taste and surrounding streets. SWAT members have been ready to go and a police helicopter has been flying over the food extravaganza.

Police want to emphasize that the Taste is safe.