Monday, June 12, 2017

Chiraq: 7 dead and at least 37 wounded over weekend

Back of the Yards
Hot weather aided hot tempers in Chicago over the past weekend. Seven people were murdered and at least 37 others were wounded.

In a nine-hour stretch from Saturday night into Sunday morning thirty people were shot, including nine people who were wounded in a mass shooting in North Lawndale on the West Side.

Of the fatalities, one of those happened less than a mile from the mass shooting two hours later. As for the rest, two occurred in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, one at Belmont-Central on the Northwest Side, a suburban man was shot to death in Austin on the West Side, and in another West Side fatality, a man was killed in Humboldt Park.

In what is being described as a domestic disturbance a 12-year-old girl was fatally stabbed in Uptown on the North Side.

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