21 People Shot Last Night in Chicago

Weekend's total: 36
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2014 2:34 PM CDT
21 People Shot Last Night in Chicago
The weekend has seen 36 shootings in Chicago.   (Shutterstock)

A major spate of gun violence has taken Chicago this weekend, with 36 people shot so far, the Chicago Tribune reports. In just 11 hours last night, 21 people were shot, with attacks focused in the South and West sides. Several shooting victims were in serious condition; CBS Chicago reports one death, noting that there have been no charges so far in the attacks. Most of the shooting victims were young; they include at least three teens. Three people were shot by police, the Tribune notes, and those shootings are being reviewed. (More shooting stories.)

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