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6 dead in shootings across Chicago as summer begins

The first weekend of summer was a violent one.

At least six people were killed in shootings across Chicago. Sunday alone left two people dead and four others injured.

Police said two men were sitting in a broken down car in the 1500 block of East 76th Place about 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, when three people approached them and opened fire.

One of them, a 22-year-old man, collapsed after being shot in the side as he fled. He was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was identified as Justin Jackson, of the same block where the shooting happened, a representative for the medical examiner’s office said.

The other man, 26, is being treated for a graze wound to his head and shoulder at Jackson Park Hospital.

The three suspects were seen running from the crime scene and a “flash message” with their descriptions was sent over police radio, police said. Soon after police took three people into custody outside a White Castle restaurant at 79th Street and Stony Island Avenue, a little more than three blocks from the crime scene, and confiscated a gun, police said.

No arrests have been made in that shooting.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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7 Comments to “6 dead in shootings across Chicago as summer begins”

    Chev said:
    June 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    This is insane

    Concerned said:
    June 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Chicago needs the National Guard….NOW!

    mbarney said:
    June 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    These peoplle in this city are going crazy with all of these shootings.

    Lil Gypsy said:
    June 24, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Former Mayor Daley tried to warn Rahm et al. of the cartel basically trying to take over the drug trade in Chicago. Letting the assault weapon ban expire was a huge mistake. So was electing Rahm.

      guest said:
      June 24, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      Yeah, the ban sure worked when it was in effect, didn't it. Another huge mistake we'll pay for forever is electing Obama….twice.

    wisconsinite said:
    June 24, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    they all have insurance right ? So it"s not costing the taxpayers any money to fix up all the wounded & bury the dead right ?

    Law n order said:
    June 24, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    As it was in the days of Lott as it is written n revelations the streets will b filled with blood because of the people continuing to do the will of Satan.

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