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Violent Chicago weekend leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt

AP  |  Chicago 

Police say weekend shootings in have left at least 11 people dead and about 70 wounded.

The peaked early yesterday, including one shooting on the city's South Side that injured eight people.

The Tribune reports that by comparison, at least seven people were killed and 32 were wounded during the long weekend, often one of the most violent weekends of the year.

Police planned a conference today to discuss the said yesterday that gangs sometimes use large summer crowds as cover.

Police have said violent crime has declined overall in Chicago. Still, anti-protesters have blocked freeways to voice their outrage.

Chicago's gun violence has drawn national scrutiny, including from His lawyer, ex-Rudy Giuliani, tweeted yesterday blaming Chicago's longtime "Democratic rule.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:10 IST