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At Least 14 People Have Been Shot in Chicago in the Last 24 Hours

Near the scene of a shooting early Monday morning in Chicago.

Screen shot/NBC Chicago

At least 14 people have been shot in Chicago since Sunday afternoon, several of them critically, the Chicago Tribune reports. Since Friday morning, the paper says, 32 individuals have been shot and at least four killed. The Sunday-to-Monday shootings involved seven incidents, only two of which seem to be related.

The distribution of weekend violence, from NBC Chicago:

Screen shot/NBC Chicago

Slate’s Josh Voorhees wrote in July 2014 that, while violent crime overall appears to be falling in Chicago, many low-income neighborhoods continue to suffer such persistently high levels of gang-related murder that they can fairly be described as “urban war zones.”

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