9 Killed, Dozens Hurt in Chicago Holiday Shootings

Updated: 07/07/2014 2:41 PM
Created: 07/07/2014 12:22 PM

The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and more than 50 others were injured. Two of the dead were shot by police.
During a news conference Monday, Chicago Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy said investigations were continuing but that officers who fired their weapons all appeared to be justified. The shootings included those in which two teenagers were fatally shot and another in which police shot at a man who tried to run them over with a car.
McCarthy says Chicago is still on pace to end the year with fewer homicides than last year. But he says the number of shooting incidents is up slightly over last year.

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In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, a Chicago police officer checks on evidence at the scene where a man was shot in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.
Photo: AP/Sun-Times/ Alex Wroblewski

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