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More Than 60 Shot Over Fourth of July Weekend
« on: July 07, 2014, 12:20:16 PM »
Violence in Chicago continued over the Fourth of July weekend with at least 11 people shot in roughly four hours Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of people shot since the holiday weekend began to more than 60.

At least seven people have been killed over the long weekend.

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Most recently, a 21-year-old man was killed and a 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 5200 block of West Lake Street around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. Police said the two were sitting in a car when someone approached their vehicle and opened fire before fleeing on foot. The 21-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The 19-year-old man was shot in the upper right thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

Earlier Sunday, a 20-year-old man was shot sitting in a vehicle around 12:20 a.m. near Montrose Avenue and Malden Street in the city’s Uptown neighborhood when a man walked up and fired shots.

The 20-year-old was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his back and he was later pronounced dead.

Police responding to a call of a person shot around 7:30 p.m. Saturday found an 18-year-old man unresponsive in the street in the 6500 block of South Seeley Avenue. The teen suffered wounds to his upper torso and neck and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead, police said.

Chicago Police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in the city’s Gresham neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the 8700 block of South Sangamon Avenue.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the area said they saw someone fitting the shooter’s description holding a gun, according to a statement from Chicago police.

The offender turned and pointed his weapon in the direction of pursuing officers who then fired at him, police said.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

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