Violent Weekend Leaves 7 Dead In Chicago

CHICAGO (June 17, 2013)--Chicago Police Monday were investigating several shootings after a violent weekend that left at least seven people dead and more than three-dozen wounded.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that it was the city's most violent weekend of the year.

The weekend's first homicide happened late Friday and the violence continued through Sunday night, leaving at least 41 injured, police said.

An officer shot and killed a teenager Sunday night on the city’s South Side after the teen pointed a gun at police, authorities said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the teen as 15-year-old Michael Westley.

Police say despite the spate of shootings over the weekend, fewer shootings and homicides have been reported so far this year compared to the same period in 2012.


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