Violent Weekend: Baby, 51 Other Chicagoans Shot

Seven dead after weekend violence

By Natalie Martinez
|  Monday, Jun 21, 2010  |  Updated 12:17 PM CDT
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Violent Weekend: Baby, 51 Other Chicagoans Shot

When the temperatures rise in Chicago, so do the shootings.

At least 52 people were shot over the weekend -- including a one-year old -- and at least eight died.

The shootings started almost as soon as a pair of violent storms had finished battering the city Friday night.

Police superintendent Jody Weis said most of the violence came from gangs.

The one-year-old girl was grazed on her ear when gunfire erupted on the 1300 block of West Hastings Street, cops said. Four other men were shot in the incident that took place during a barbecue.

The girl was treated at the hospital and released. One of the other four shot, a 34-year-old, was taken to Stroger hospital in critical condition. Three others – two 30-year-olds and a 33-year-old – were listed in either good or stable condition.
 

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