At least 100 people shot in Chicago over holiday
(CNN)The revelry of fireworks and parades offered little comfort in some parts of America’s third largest city.
Chicago again — as in recent years — celebrated a bloody Fourth of July weekend, with at least 14 homicides between Friday evening and Wednesday morning, according to police. Eight of those homicides occurred during the Tuesday holiday and overnight, when more revelers poured onto the humid streets.
More than 100 people were wounded by gunfire, said the Chicago Tribune, which reported 15 deaths.
“Quite naturally, I’d like to see zero murders and zero shootings,” police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters at midday Tuesday.
“Certainly we can’t celebrate what we’ve seen but people are out there working hard.”
Gun deaths took no holiday on Independence Day in Chicago.
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