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5 Killed, 21 Injured In Overnight Shootings In Chicago, 11 Arrested In Mob Attack

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 5, 2012 2:45PM

Chicago's rash of gun violence, which saw 16 people injured in a six-hour stretch from 5-11 p.m. Tuesday, continued unabated on the Independence Day Holiday. On a day where the official temperature at O'Hare International Airport reached 102 degrees—tying the record high for the Fourth of July—five men were killed and another 21 were injured in shootings across Chicago Wednesday. That's five dead and 37 wounded by gun violence in Chicago since 5 p.m. Tuesday

The shootings started early Wednesday with the death of 31-year-old Robert Snipes, who was killed during an argument with another man on the West side. Two more men were found dead around 11:20 p.m. 35-year-old Antonio Givan was found dead on the 100 block of East 68th Street and 27-year-old Corey Parker was found with gunshot wounds to the head and chest on the 1500 block of West 78th Street. As Wednesday moved into Thursday, 27-year-old Anthony Suarez was shot in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting and was pronounced dead at 2:44 a.m. An 18-year-old man died from a gunshot wound to the chest on the 4800 block of West St. Paul Avenue.

Not all the violence was related to gunfire. 11 people were arrested in connection with a mob beating of a man on the Near North side. The attack occurred on the 700 block of North Dearborn around 11:20 p.m. the victim was listed in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

In other news related to the recent spat of gun violence, the 10-year-old girl who was shot on the West side Tuesday night as she was cooling off in front of an open fire hydrant is recovering nicely and is reported to not need surgery.