60 Shot, 9 Dead In Violent Chicago Weekend

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

60 Shot, 9 Dead In Violent Chicago Weekend

July 7, 2014 Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM EST

CHICAGO, Ill. (21Alive) -- Chicago was marred with violence over the holiday weekend with multiple shootings leaving 9 dead and 60 injured.

ABCNews, reports the violent weekend started with a 2:30 a.m. shooting that left a 34-year-old man dead.

The rest of the weekend saw a total of 60 people injured from various shootings and 9 people dead. The spree of violence calls attention to Chicago's recent troubles fighting violent crimes as in 2012 they were the only city in the country to record more than 500 homicides. Last year they recorded 415.

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