More Than 100 Wounded, 14 Killed in Chicago Over July 4th Weekend

CHICAGO (USA Today) More than 100 people were shot in Chicago over the long Independence Day weekend as a deadly wave of violence once again rocked the massive city besieged by unrelenting gun crime.

At least 14 of the gunshot victims died, police said Wednesday.

Officer Jose Estrada, spokesman for the police department, said he could not verify but would not dispute reports by The Chicago Tribune and other local media that at least 101 people were shot between 3 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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