Vacation weekend leaves more than 100 gunshot victims in Chicago

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By Reuters|Updated: JULY 06, 2017

Vacation weekend leaves more than 100 gunshot victims in Chicago
Vacation weekend leaves more than 100 gunshot victims in Chicago

WASHINGTON, United States: The United States commemorated Independence Day with a vacation of fireworks and barbecues, however in violence-plagued Chicago more than 101 were struck by shooting, with 14 passing away of their injuries, the Chicago Tribune stated on Wednesday.

The youngest of the victims was simply 13 years of ages and the oldest 60, the paper stated, keeping in mind that the shootings were focused in the south and west of the nation’s 3rd biggest city.

The heavy toll followed President Donald Trump revealed on Friday that he would be sending out federal supports to deal with persistent violence in Chicago, where regional police were knocked for abuse in a federal report put out last January.

The long bout of vacation violence started on Friday and ended in the early hours of Wednesday, July 5. The vacation started fairly quietly however violence rapidly intensified on Tuesday afternoon, when 41 individuals were shot in simply 12 hours.

Violence in the city has actually drawn a good deal of limelights due to the fact that it is where previous president Barack Obama worked as a civil liberties lawyer and law teacher and where he still keeps a high profile.

The rate of violence relative to the size of the population is, nevertheless, lower than other United States cities such as St Louis or Baltimore. CBB

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