6 Killed, 48 Wounded In Fourth Of July Weekend Shootings In Chicago
6 killed, 48 wounded in Fourth of July weekend shootings in Chicago
At least 54 people were shot across Chicago, six of them fatally, by Monday afternoon of the Fourth of July weekend.Last year’s Independence Day weekend ended with 66 people shot — a total that actually stoked cautious optimism with the lowest death toll for the July 4 weekend in nearly a decade.
On Saturday, Chicago Police touted a 14 percent decline in shootings this year compared to the first six months of 2016, and they hoped to tamp down the holiday weekend violence with the help of a new gun violence strike force that includes ATF agents.
At least 1,794 people have been shot in …