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Boy, 7, Killed During Violent July 4 Celebrations in Chicago

Sunday, 05 Jul 2015 07:19 PM

A 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago, authorities say.

Police say the child, Amari Brown, was shot after someone opened fire just before midnight Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was pronounced dead early Sunday at Stroger Hospital.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Sunday at a news conference that the boy's father, a "ranking gang member," had been the intended target. No one was in custody Sunday.

Additionally, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the Albany Park neighborhood and a 26-year-old man was gunned down in the South Shore neighborhood.

Police also say two men, ages 25 and 31, were killed after dawn Sunday when somebody fired on their SUV, which sped away and crashed.

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A 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in Chicago, authorities say.
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Sunday, 05 Jul 2015 07:19 PM
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