More Than 60 Shot, 9 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

Nine Dead, Dozens Injured in Chicago Weekend Violence

ABC News reports that 1,129 people have been shot so far this year in the Windy City

by Team Ebony, July 7, 2014

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More Than 60 Shot, 9 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

More Than 60 Shot, 9 Dead in Chicago's Bloody Holiday Weekend

At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured during a violent holiday weekend in Chicago.

Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least nine dead and 60 injured. The first fatal shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday, kicking off a violent weekend for the city.

Corey Hudson, 34, was killed after a car pulled up and someone inside shot him and a friend on the street. According to ABC News station WLS-TV in Chicago there were also three police-involved shootings on July 4th alone. At least one suspect involved in one of those shootings was killed. The most recent shootings occurred Sunday night, according to WLS-TV.

The city has been actively combating gang and shooting violence in recent years after a bloody year in 2012, when it was the only city in the nation to record more than 500 homicides.

 
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