6 dead, over 40 shot so far in Chicago's violence-filled Labor Day weekend

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago is gearing up for another weekend of violent crime as over 40 people have been shot and 6 killed so far over the Labor Day weekend.

According to NBC Chicago, the weekend kicked off with four men approaching a 15-year-old and then blasting 45 rounds at the boy with at least two striking the teen in the back. His condition is currently listed as critical. This happened at the 7900 block of South Crandon around midnight.

According WTTW, 448 people total have been murdered in Chicago in 2022 and 2,352 people have been shot. The numbers are slightly down from 2021, but are still significantly higher than before 2020 and homicide is up 35 percent since 2019.

Around 6:30 pm on Friday at the 4400 block of West Jackson, a 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk when two cars approached and began firing, riddling him with bullets. He died at the scene.

Several other shootings happened Friday, including two that were fatal.

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