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Chicago marks deadliest day by gunfire in more than a decade

Chicago marks deadliest day by gunfire in more than a decade

A teen in a park on the West Side. Two men in their 30s in Uptown on the North Side. A woman in her 20s in the South Side's Morgan Park neighborhood. Chicago's most recent spasm of violence touched all corners of the city. On Wednesday alone, eight people were shot to death in homicides. A ninth victim — an 11-year-old boy — died of an apparent accidental shooting. That marked the most homicides in a single day in Chicago in more than a decade, according to a Tribune analysis of department data. The worst day previously was July 5, 2003, when Chicago saw 10 homicides, the analysis found. The spate of violence comes in the waning days of summer as hot and...

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