More Chicago Mayhem: 35 Hurt, 7 Killed in Shootings

MSNBC, June 18, 2012

President Barack Obama’s visit to Chicago didn’t stop another violent weekend.

At least seven people were killed and 35 were injured since Friday night. The youngest victim was a 16-year-old girl who died after she was shot three times in the chest Saturday evening in the Englewood neighborhood.


The shootings mark the third weekend in a row with gunfire injuries totaling well into the double digits. Last weekend, 46 people were hurt and eight killed across Chicago. The previous weekend, 29 were injured and three were killed in shootings.


President Obama and his family arrived in Chicago Friday evening. They attended the wedding of senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, and the president spent Father’s Day golfing with friends.

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