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12 Shot, Two Killed in 10-Hour Period Saturday During Memorial Day Weekend

By Jon Graef in News on May 25, 2014 4:00PM

It couldn't last the entire Memorial Day weekend Despite the holiday weekend starting off with no shooting victims, wounded or killed, NBC Chicago reports that 12 people were shot, of whom two were killed, in Chicago shootings Saturday.

The shootings come just one day after there were anti-violence protests across the city, and took place in less than a 10-hour period.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the shootings were citywide. The first fatal shooting of Saturday night occurred in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, where, DNAInfo reports, two people were shot. One victim was shot in the arm, while 31-year-old Kenneth Anthony, who lived on West 66th Place, was shot in the back. Anthony was pronounced dead at around 4:45 p.m. at Stroger Hospital.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that another shooting, this time by police, took place in Englewood. Chicago Police said 62-year-old Michael Myers charged at police officers with a knife, and then was shot. Myers died on Sunday, just after midnight.

The other fatal shooting Saturday took place in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The Sun-Times reports 23-year-old Corteze Reed was shot several times in the chest and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead around 10 p.m.

Other shootings took place in Brainerd, where a 17-year-old boy was shot in the jaw, Brighton Park, and Austin neighborhoods, respectively. In May 2014, 26 people have been shot and killed, while 174 people have been shot and wounded.