Violence Marks the Thanksgiving Holiday

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    Chicago's long Thanksgiving weekend started off with seven shot and one stabbed to death.

    The Thanksgiving weekend got off to a bloody start Wednesday evening when one man was stabbed to death and seven people were shot in the city -- including a 15-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

    William Terry, 55, was stabbed when he tried intervening in an argument between a married couple in the Roseland neighborhood about 7:11 p.m. in the 10300 block of South Forest Avenue, authorities said. A man who was arguing with his wife took a kitchen knife and stabbed Terry multiple times throughout his body, police said.

    Terry, of the 14100 block of South Tracy Avenue in Riverdale, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

    Police said a manhunt was underway to find the man who stabbed Terry. The man’s wife was not injured.

    The most recent shooting happened about 2:25 a.m. Thursday in the Wicker Park neighborhood, where a man was shot twice in the legs.

    About 11 p.m. on Wednesday, an 18-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Englewood neighborhood.

    A dark-colored vehicle drove by the man in the 6400 block of South Normal Avenue and shots were fired, striking the man in the upper-right arm, police said. The man was listed in “stable” condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

    About 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the head in the Washington Park neighborhood.

    She was inside her home in the 1100 block West 104th Street when she was struck by a bullet shot from outside, police said. She was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center.

    Earlier in the evening, a 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were shot multiple times about 5:15 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Campbell. The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital and the man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Both were initially listed in serious condition.

    Also Wednesday evening, a 21-year-old old man was shot in the right calf in the 4700 block of South Champlain, police said. He went to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

    About 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 8700 block of South King Drive, police said.

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