Chicago Shootings: More Than 60 Shot During Holiday Weekend

CBS News, July 5, 2016

Four men were killed and at least 62 other people, including three children, were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, reports CBS Chicago.

Nearly all the shootings were in the city’s south and west sides, neighborhoods long-troubled by gun violence. The same weekend last year proved deadlier, with 10 fatalities, though the total number of people shot, 63, was on par with this year.

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Two of the three wounded children, cousins ages 8 and 5, were playing with fireworks at around 11 p.m. Monday night when someone on the street began shooting, according to relatives and the Chicago Police. In a separate incident Monday, an 11-year-old was sitting on his porch when he suffered an injury to his right arm that he at first believed to be from an errant firework. {snip}

The most recent fatal attack happened early Tuesday, when a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in the street following an argument with another man.

About four hours earlier, a man was shot to death following a traffic accident. He was found lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

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