Civil Unrest

14 Dead in Chicago After July 4th

Chicago suffered another violent weekend over the Independence Day holiday, with at least 88 people shot since Friday, 14 of whom were killed, according to new reports.

Among the 74 people injured through Monday were children, including a five-year-old girl who was shot in the leg and a six-year-old girl, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

A Chicago police commander and a sergeant were also shot while dispersing a crowd, with the commander struck in the foot and the sergeant shot in the leg, according to the outlet. Both were reportedly transported to Stronger Hospital, where their condition is not known.

City officials had been bracing for an especially violent holiday weekend, which Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown dubbed “the most critical weekend of the year” due to its historically high rates of violence. Read more…

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