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10 Injured in Overnight Shootings in Chicago

The shootings follow a violent weekend when nine were killed and 37 injured

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    Another deadly weekend in Chicago as 9 people were killed and 37 wounded by gunfire. (Published Monday, Aug. 27, 2012)

    After a violent weekend, another round of shootings reportedly left at least 10 people hurt overnight across Chicago. 

    Most of the shootings happened in little more than an hour, according to the Chicago Tribune, from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday.

    In one incident two 19-year-old men were sitting on the porch in the 2900 block of North Wisner Avenue when a man walked up and shot them, according to police. In another shooting, two teen boys were struck just after 10 p.m. while standing on the sidewalk. No arrests have been made.

    Over the weekend, nine people were killed and 37 injured in shootings across the city. Supt. Garry McCarthy said at least some of the shootings were in retaliation of incidents that happened up to a year ago.

    "It's hard to stay on it the entire time," McCarthy said. "This is where we need help. This is where we need to do something about the amount of guns that are in the city."

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said many of the shootings happened in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, and police plan to turn efforts to that area as they have to East Garfield Park, Englewood and Woodlawn.

    Still, Emanuel said, Chicago needs everyone's help to stem the violence.

    "I'd like to remind everybody that it also requires a community to step up," Emanuel said Monday at an unrelated press conference. "You're not a snitch, you have a role in community policing."

    According to the Chicago Tribune, 1,648 shootings were reported so far in the city. That number is up 152 over last year.