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Summer Closes With Violence



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    The last weekend of Chicago's summer season ended like it began: with gun shots.

    As many as six people were shot in separate incidents on the South and West sides of the city, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Luckily, none of the incidents was fatal.

    • The first of the shootings occurred at around 6 p.m. on the 8200 block of South Coles in the South Shore neighborhood when a man in his early 20s was shot in the left thigh. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.
    • The next occurred on the 4200 block of South Campbell Avenue whey an 18-year-old man heard gunfire near his home and realized he'd been shot, the Tribune notes. This one took place at around 7:30 p.m.
    • Another pair of shootings took place at about 9:30 along South Tripp avenue on the 2200 block. A 19-year-old man was shot in the ankle and a 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.
    • Two more men were shot around 1:30 a.m. in the Kelvyn Park neighborhood. A 25-year-old man was shot in the back and a 21-year-old was shot in the hand. Both were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

    It's not out of the ordinary for Chicago to hear stories of violence. When the weather turned warm in April, and it appeared that violence around the city was spiking, some state lawmakers were calling for the National Guard to be deployed. That debate fizzled, even as the violence continued.