Crowds march for peace in wake of deadly, violent weekend in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- Hundreds marched for peace on Chicago's West Side Monday night after a holiday weekend marred by violence.

The Chicago Police Department put more officers on the street for the long holiday weekend, but it wasn’t enough to stop gun violence that left 10 people dead and more than 50 others injured.

The youngest victim was 7-year-old Amari Brown.

He was hit the chest shortly before midnight Saturday when returning home from watching fireworks with his family.

Amari was standing next to his father on North Harding in Humboldt Park when someone up the street opened fire.

Police say his father is a known gang member and the bullet was intended for him.  He is not cooperating with detectives investigating the shooting.

A 26 year old woman was also wounded in the shooting.

In Bronzeville on Friday, 17 year old Vonzell Banks was shot and killed while playing basketball in Hadiya Pendleton Park.

Of course, that park is named for another teen killed by random gunfire a couple years ago.

Banks’ cousin was also shot in the foot.

The family says Vonzell loved to play drums at his church.

The shooter has not been caught.

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