Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Weekend Violence in Chicago Leaves at Least 11 Dead, 45 Injured

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Dozens of separate shooting incidents that happened across Chicago have left at least 11 people dead and 45 others injured, authorities said. Police in Chicago said the shootings took place between July 16 at 6 p.m. and July 18 at 11:59 p.m. During this time frame, officers responded to 44 different scenes totaling 56 victims, including nine people under the age of 18. None of the teenagers shot have died and the largest portion was hospitalized on Saturday after a gunman opened fire at a crowd of party-goers. The drive-by happened in an Austin neighborhood shortly before midnight and involved a group of youngsters standing on a sidewalk when someone fired shots from an SUV, police said, according to an ABC7 report. A 12-year-old girl and four other teenagers were wounded and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. A 25-year-old victim was also hospitalized during that same shooting. So far, no arrests …

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