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Chicago shootings claim at least 5 lives over the Labor Day weekend

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Chicago is the crime, have lived up to their national reputation over the Labor Day weekend, with shootings in which at least five people and wounding more.

The dead included a man, 18, shot in the chest and head while he was on a sidewalk; a man, 32, shot in the neck by a man with a mask; and a woman, 30, was struck in the back of his head while he was in an alley, WMAQ reported.

Killed on Sunday were a 25-year-old man who was caught in a crossfire in Rogers Park from the city to the North, and a 41-year-old man who was shot in the chest at the far South, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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Victims of non-fatal shootings on Sunday, an 11-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl, the Sun-Times said.

“My baby got shot!” a woman heard screaming at the scene where the teenager was struck, the newspaper.

Also on Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was found seriously injured with two bullet wounds to his head, police told the newspaper.

No suspects were reported to be in custody.

The weekend began with an apparent lull in violent crime — but it didn’t last.

For more than 15 hours of Saturday, no one was reported shot in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported. Then, the bullets started to fly.

Our midnight report of the crime statistics to close out August. Here’s where we stand in comparison with the same period last year. While incremental progress has been made, we have to work more and move forward to continue to make Chicago safer. pic.twitter.com/eHxuWbbgYm

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) September 1, 2018

By the end of the last weekend three people were shot dead and 25 others were injured, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The majority of Chicago shootings have on the city, the south and the west, such as Fox News previously reported sites are not only characterized by a deterioration of the neighborhoods, but also by a lack of a fast, efficient emergency care.

#ChicagoPolice officers and our partners work hard to promote a safe #laborday weekend. Since Friday at 6 pm through noon Sunday, police have taken 65 illegal weapons from the streets of the city & 30 arrests for gun charges including illegal possession. pic.twitter.com/1wC5eLIX8e

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) September 2, 2018

The violence in Chicago, police have said, is primarily fueled by gangs. However, many people who live in these neighborhoods is describing the shooting as a by-product of the individuals targeted and the normalisation of poverty, as well as a lack of resources. The locals also say they’ve been frustrated with the pace of progress in criminal investigations.

Of the 75 people who were shot during a massacre in the Aug. 3-5 weekend, but one person has been charged in connection with the shooting.

The police reported via Twitter Friday night that violence was in August compared with a year ago.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony guglielmi tweeted Sunday morning, “Since Friday at 6 pm through noon Sunday, police have taken 65 illegal weapons from the streets of the city & 30 arrests for gun charges including illegal possession.”

The police said that the department plans to hire an additional 300 investigators at the end of 2018.

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor related geopolitical, military, crime, technology, and sports for FoxNews.com. His e-mail is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

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