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Chicago suffers another bloody weekend during Independence Day celebrations

Chicago Downtown by Wasif Malik is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0
Chicago is seeing another bloody holiday weekend, with 67 people injured or killed in shootings. 

Independence Day weekend in Chicago has so far brought 13 deaths and 54 injuries from shootings. Nine of those killed or injured were minors, including a 7-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy who were shot to death. 

“Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a Saturday statement on Twitter.

“As families gather to commemorate the founding of our nation, we must ask ourselves: is this who we are as a city or as a country? We cannot grow numb to this. We are making progress in slowing shootings, but we have to do better, every single one of us,” she continued.
Chicago Downtown by Wasif Malik is licensed under Flickr CC BY 2.0