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3 dead, 10 injured in Labor Day violence across city

The Labor Day holiday was marked with violence in Chicago after 13 people were shot, 3 fatally.

16-year-old Maurice Knowles and a 22-year-old man were shot last night in the in the 10500 block of South LaSalle.
Knowles was shot in the chest and later died at the hospital. The 22-year-old man suffered a graze wound and refused medical treatment.
Police say the suspected shooter is the same person who barricaded himself in a home on 106th place and later surrendered.

Minutes later, 27-year-old Frederick Brown was fatally shot near 57th and Princeton.
21-year-old Jerome Wood was also shot and killed on 66th and South Rhodes.
Shootings were also reported on other areas on the South and West sides:

•    A 17-year-old boy was shot in the wrist on 74th and south Chappel.
•    A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen in the 4700 block of North Central Park Avenue.
•    A man and female teenager were shot while sitting on a porch in the 8500 block of South Paulina.
•    A  16-year-old boy and and a 22-year-old man are in serious condition after being shot on 48th and South Winchester.
•    A 48-year-old man was shot multiple times on 63rd and south King Drive. He is in critical condition.
•    At 9:55 a.m. Monday a 19-year-old male was shot in the leg in the 4200 block of West 15th Street.
•    A 36-year-old man is in serious-to-critical condition after being shot in the 11700 block of South Marshfield Avenue.


7 Comments to “3 dead, 10 injured in Labor Day violence across city”

    keeping real said:
    September 3, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    can we all get alone people!!! let do this for week no shoots, stab, or physical hurt anyone!!!

    Jim said:
    September 3, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    McCarthy need to take his head out of rahm emanuels a$$ and pay attention crime is not down. Hire some new cops this city has some of the highest taxes in America where is all the money going.

    joe said:
    September 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Thank God the Superintendent reasured the Citizens that crime is down! What would we do if crime was up!

    Liza said:
    September 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Growing up in Chicago it was the custom to sit on the front porch on a warm evening. This gave one the opportunity to cool off and know/interact with the neighbors. Now sitting on the porch will get you shot! What caused this change? I have my own personal idea but I think a study should be done to find out why the front porch has become such a dangerous place to be.

    Dan S. said:
    September 3, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Where are the black leaders? Didn't anyone learn anything from the MLK speech?

    Wiz said:
    September 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    No. This is a perfect example of fatherless children and worthless mothers not raising their children. This is so shameful.

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