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Three people were shot to death in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, one week after a spate of Fourth of July violence left nine dead in the city.

Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said the most recent death occurred when a man, 28, was shot in the back on West Devon Avenue about 3:20 p.m. Saturday.

Police said he was standing on the street when an unknown person killed him. That killing may be gang-related, Zala said.

On Friday, a 27-year-old man was killed and a woman wounded in domestic violence on South Rockwell Street, he said.

Also Friday, a man, 32, was killed on West Quincy Street in a possible drive-by shooting, Zala said.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, nine people were killed and more than 60 wounded, police said.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in eight incidents, police fired guns at suspects or were fired upon. In two incidents, police shot and killed the suspects, both of whom were 16, he said.

McCarthy said lax state and federal gun laws played a part in the high rate of violence.


  • Y

    Odd. No coverage of the Chicago Protests at police headquarters slamming Obama as the
    “Worst President Ever Elected”. Hometown Chicago, Chicago style governance and with
    Democratic gun controls. Protesting poverty, violence afflicting and federal spending on
    current favorite “In” illegal aliens.

    • Robbie

      People living in those conditions tend to blame everything on everybody but themselves. Blame the president because he isn’t giving them enough of our tax money to lay around. In the mean time, community leaders continue to blame the same people they’ve been blaming since the 60’s. It’s just going to get worse and I can’t wait.

  • angel2

    Violence just keeps getting worse…all over the world. In the U.S. (and some other countries), I feel lack of proper education/upbringing, drugs and lax gun controls are to blame for a good portion of it. In other countries, there are civil wars, killing for power and terrorist activities. It’s only going to escalate.

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