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Shootings across Chicago kill 3 kids; activists seek change

Updated: June 29, 2020 06:02 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - Weekend shootings across Chicago left three children dead, including a 10-year-old who was struck by a stray bullet that came through an apartment window.

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The Saturday night death was among at least 10 shooting fatalities since Friday evening, which follow a deadly Father's Day weekend and fresh concerns about a violent summer ahead. A 1-year-old and 17-year-old were also killed.

The 10-year-old girl died at a hospital after the shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood northwest of downtown.

Preliminary information showed the gunfire came from a group of males who had been shooting at each other on the block.

Earlier Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's South Side, a 1-year-old boy who was riding in the back of a car driven by his mother was shot when someone opened fire from another car. The mother suffered a graze wound to the head.

Police said the motive for the shooting was unclear.

Superintendent David Brown pleaded with the public for someone to come forward with details.   

"I will never accept this level of violence," said Brown at a Monday news conference. "Someone knows something about the murders."

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