Gun Violence Mars Fireworks

One victim thought he had been hit with a firework

Monday, Jul 5, 2010  |  Updated 3:32 PM CDT
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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Police crime scene tape lies in the street outside Club Kalua club where Sean Bell was shot and killed November 28, 2006 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. Sean Bell was killed and two friends wounded when New York City police fired 50 shots at them outside a strip club after Bell's bachelor party. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

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At least three people died, and 10 others were wounded in an explosion of gun violence Sunday night. All three deaths occurred in the Englewood neighborhood, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The first incident involved a 34-year-old man who was shot in the head at around 10:30. After that two men were found shot to death at around 1 a.m. Another man was found shot dead at around 5 a.m. in the East Chatham neighborhood. 

All across the city there are reports of gun violence under the cover of amateur fireworks demonstrations.

A 17-year-old boy was in Park Manor, another 17-year-old boy was shot in Roseland, another 17-year-old boy was shot in South Chicago, an 18-year-old girl was shot in Woodlawn, and another 22-year-old boy in South Prairie.

The list goes on.  

One of the 12 wounded, a 50 year old in Gresham thought he had been hit with an errant firework. But when he couldn’t get the bleeding from his chest to stop he realized he had been shot with a bullet.

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