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June 26, 2011
Headline: 'One dead, 10 injured in overnight shootings' - Chicago or Baghdad?
Violence on Chicago's south and west side claimed the life of one victim and wounded at least 10 others (an earlier headline had the number of wounded at 13). For a few hours on Saturday night, the south side of Chicago resembled the streets of Baghdad with a hail of bullets gunning down at least 6 people in several incidents: The one fatality occurred at 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood, one of five shootings that occurred within 30 minutes Saturday night on the South Side. A man identified as Kent Richardson, 55, was fatally shot in the 6200 block of South Laflin Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office and police. He lived in the 1500 block of West 77th Street. He was pronounced dead at 12:43 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The string of South Side shootings began at 10:39 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when two males were shot near the intersection of West 47th and South Ada streets, according to police News...(Read Full Post)