19 People Shot in Chicago

    In a June 9, 2012 photo, on Chicago's West side, a high speed pursuit following four suspected gang members ended with the Chicago Police gang unit questioning and arresting one of them on an outstanding warrant. These pursuits are becoming more common as Chicago's homicides have ticked up over 50 percent this year over last. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

    Robert Ray, FILE / AP Photo

    In a particularly bloody night of this brutal Chicago summer, 19 people were shot throughout the city of Chicago Thursday night into early Friday morning, including 13 who were hit between 9:15 and 9:45 p.m. During that period 8 people—many of them teens—were shot at 79th Street and Essex Avenue. The terror ended just after 1:30 a.m. Friday, when a 17-year-old was shot in the Homan Square neighborhood. The overnight shootings were concentrated in Chicago’s south and west neighborhoods, which have had a devastating summer with shootings and homicides in the gang-plagued area. In the first 20 days of August, 38 people were killed.

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