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Another Round Of Violence

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 14, 2010 2:20PM

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It was the first warm, dry night we've had this week so it goes to follow an outbreak of violence would occur. Eight people were reported injured by shootings since yesterday afternoon, two critically. The first occurred around 4 p.m. in the Gresham neighborhood where two people, a 27-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, were shot. At 5 p.m., a drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of North Lawler Ave. wounded an 18-year-old man. Additionally, CBS 2 reports a late night shooting at 2353 S. Whipple St., bringing the total to seven shootings reported in all. CBS 2 also reported a pair of unrelated stabbing incidents that left two people wounded; both victims were reported to be in "good" condition.

The outbreak comes just days after Chicago Police superintendent Jody Weis boasted that most violent crime was down across the city.