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Eight CPS Students Shot Over the Weekend

By Margaret Lyons in News on Mar 4, 2008 6:00PM

2008_3_4.kadeidrah.jpgEight Chicago Public School students were shot this weekend, three of whom died. So far, 17 CPS students have died from gun violence this school year; last year, 27 students died as a result of gunshots. That was a tragic high, and this year is on pace for the same number of young people dying--Mayor Daley? How's that gun control stuff going? Mr. Governor? We know you want to build a new building at NIU, and that's great and everything, but children in Chicago are being murdered. Frequently. Maybe there's something we could do about that, too.

Saturday night, Jose Garcia, 18, died after being shot in the chest while in a car on the 4900 block of South Hoyne. On Sunday, 15-year-old Kadeidrah "Dee Dee" Marsh was shot and killed on the 800 block of North Waller, right near her grandmother's house, as part of a dispute between one of her sisters and another woman. Later that night, 16-year-old Paris Bassett died on the 1300 block of East 72nd from a gunshot to the head.

The other students who were shot include a 7-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old. [Trib, CBS2, CBS 2. Picture of of Kadeidrah Marsh from her MySpace page.]