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29 Shot in Chicago Gun Violence Over Weekend, Including 4 Dead

By    |   Monday, 09 June 2014 01:02 PM

Initial reports saying that 29 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, including four killed, were revised upward to at least 30 on Monday.

The bloodshed began on Friday afternoon, when an 18-year-old man, Alante Vallejo, was found dead in the Rogers Park neighborhood with gunshot wounds to his torso and back, NBC Chicago reported. Another young man, 20, was shot in the foot during the incident, which police believe to be gang related.

Of the 30 shot, 19 were wounded between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning alone.

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On Friday evening, a 22-year-old woman, Carnesha Fort, was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in what was possibly a domestic dispute.

Early Saturday, Brian Weekly, 18, was found shot in an alleyway with another 20-year-old man, and was pronounced dead. The latter victim remains in critical condition.

Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said that the last fatality was sustained by a 35-year-old man on West Jackson Boulevard Saturday night. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.

Between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, six more people, all under 30 with the exception of one 33-year-old, were shot and injured.

The Chicago Tribune reported that two police officers were among those wounded by bullets after exchanging gunfire with a man and a woman during a routine traffic stop. One of the officers, 29, had surgery overnight, and the other was released after taking a slug to the vest.

NPR affiliate 90.9 WBUR reported that so far this year, there have been over 150 homicides.

"The big picture here is that Chicago has been besieged by gun violence for years now," it wrote, reminding readers that Chicago's violence has gotten so bad under Mayor Rahm Emanuel that President Obama highlighted it in his most recent State of the Union speech.

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Initial reports suggested that 29 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, however that number was revised upward to at least 30 on Monday.
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Monday, 09 June 2014 01:02 PM
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