72 Shot In Chicago In Wave Of Holiday Weekend Violence

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Twelve men were killed and at least 60 other people were wounded in shootings throughout the city so far this holiday weekend, including eight people who were shot in a West Side attack Saturday.

The weekend’s latest shooting took place Sunday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Ashland when two men were shot, one fatally.

According to preliminary information, one man, whose age was not known, was killed in the shooting after being shot in the back and another was taken in critical condition with wounds to the arm and chest, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss.

Two men reportedly fired on a group of people at a home in the 2800 block of West Flournoy Street in the Lawndale neighborhood around 6 p.m. Saturday, police said.

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