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6 killed, 66 hurt in Fourth of July weekend shootings in Chicago

6 killed, 66 hurt in Fourth of July weekend shootings in Chicago Photo: MGN

Updated: July 08, 2019 03:47 PM

Chicago's expected jump in gun violence over the long July Fourth weekend left six people dead and another 66 wounded.

The police had expected a surge in criminal activity and flooded the streets with an additional 1,500 officers. The totals were far lower than during the last four-day Fourth of July weekend in 2017, which ended with more than 100 people shot including 15 who died.

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