Violent Holiday Weekend: 11 killed, nearly 70 injured

Nearly 70 people have been shot across the city and at least 11 have been killed. since the Fourth of July holiday weekend began on Wednesday afternoon.

A man was killed and seven other people were wounded in one incident alone.

Police say a van pulled up in the 2800 block of West Flournoy Street yesterday and two men inside the van begin firing at a group of people.

49-year-old Terry Patterson died.

The other seven victims were taken to Stroger and Mount Sinai Hospitals.

5 comments

  • friday

    Hot town summer in the city
    Back of my neck getting dirt and gritty
    Been down, isn't it a pity
    Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
    All around people looking half dead
    Walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match head
    But at night it's a different world….

  • Josh

    Somewhere out on that horizon
    Out beyond the neon lights
    I know there must be somethin' better
    But there's nowhere else in sight
    It's survival in the city
    When you live from day to day
    City streets don't have much pity
    When you're down, that's where you'll stay
    In the city, oh, oh.
    In the city

    I was born here in the city
    With my back against the wall
    Nothing grows and life ain't very pretty
    No one's there to catch you when you fall
    Somewhere out on that horizon
    Far away from the neon sky
    I know there must be somethin' better
    And I can't stay another night
    In the city, oh, oh.
    In the city

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