Three men were killed and a dozen people were wounded in shootings across Chicago from Wednesday afternoon through this morning as the long Fourth of July weekend began.
Five of the victims were shot in two attacks in the Austin police district on the West Side, the smallest district in the city. The other shootings occurred in the West Woodlawn, South Shore, Gresham, Fernwood and Rosemoor neighborhoods on the South Side and the West Garfield Park and Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side.
All three deaths were men in their 20s.
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