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53 Shootings: 8 Killed, 45 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Violence

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Far outpacing previous years on the same weekend, mild weather brought down temperatures but raised gang violence in Chicago, with 53 shootings, which included eight deaths.

As thousands of music fans swarmed Chicago’s downtown area for the annual Lollapalooza music festival, the gangs were making noise of their own in the surrounding neighborhoods, with Friday ringing in with three murders before 7:30 p.m. Eight more were wounded that evening.

Saturday had fewer deaths by one, but more than double the number of shootings, with 19 people shot. – READ MORE

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