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40 Shot, 7 Dead Over Violent Father's Day Weekend

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 21, 2010 2:20PM

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Between late Friday evening and early this morning, 40 people were reported shot across the city with seven reported deaths. Chicago Police Supt. blamed at least half of the incidents on gangs. According to the Tribune, 18 people were shot just last night and, in a refrain that we're far too used to, the Trib reports, "No one is in custody for any of the shootings." In one incident on the West Side, in the 1300-block of West Hastings, five people, including a small child, were hurt in a shooting just after midnight at a Father's Day bar-b-q. Earlier in the weekend, three men were killed early Saturday morning in a shooting in Little Village. On Saturday night, an argument over a woman led to two men injured by gunfire and another killed in the Roseland neighborhood.