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From page A6 | January 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say seven people were killed and six wounded in gun violence in one day.

Among those killed Saturday was a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Police say Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother’s youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a car.

Police say two separate double-homicide shootings also occurred Saturday about 12 hours apart.

In one, a 16-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were killed.

In another, two men were shot at a hamburger stand on the city’s South Side. Police say the victims were roommates in their 40s.

Chicago’s homicide count eclipsed 500 last year for the first time since 2008. Chicago’s homicide rate was almost double in the early 1990s, averaging around 900.

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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  • G-ManJanuary 28, 2013 - 12:14 am

    Good to see Chicago's strict gun control laws are having a positive effect...Way to go!!Rahmmy!!

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  • PatriotJanuary 28, 2013 - 6:18 am

    Yeah, and I wonder how many assault weapons were used in these murders! My bet is zero!! President and Congress we have bigger issues that need to be addressed. Get off the "emotional moment" and move on. If anything improve mental health programs..Oh no, that would cost me more taxes..

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  • Rich GiddensJanuary 28, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Obama is from Chicago. Things are so bad there they now call it ''Barackistan''. Chicago, home of one of the nation's most stringent gun bans for fifty years, has also been the source of many frightening statistics. The city of Chicago - not the greater metropolitan area, just Chicago proper - surpassed 500 homicides in 2012 all by itself. If gun bans are the solution, the problem must be something other than a murder epidemic, because this gun ban sure isn't solving that one. It's not people from outside Chicago committing the crimes, either. An easy out for the gun banners, if it were true, would be to simply prove that the villains are visitors from one of those "gun states." But are Texans, Louisianans, and Oklahomans driving into Chicago to mug old ladies and rape young ones, to rob homes and kill shopkeepers, to start street fights and then finish them for good? I think not. No, by an incredible majority, these are Chicagoans killing Chicagoans. Many of them are people who never even venture out of Chicago, people who stay within a few miles of home for most or even all of their lives. They live in Chicago's government housing. They walk to Chicago's government schools as children, and may eat two or even three meals there before returning home, or perhaps they're bused to and fro in a government bus. Many don't even notice the high cost of fuel that cripples the finances of the rest of us, because they don't own cars; they ride a government-operated "city bus," and don't understand when fuel and manpower costs require the ticket prices of public transportation to go up. They eat food purchased on a government credit card that's delivered once a month by a government employee with a big satchel (we used to call what he delivered a "welfare check," or "food stamps," but now it's just another piece of plastic). One of the few things they do that isn't government-run is the rare occasion when they present that welfare card at a privately-owned grocery store or neighborhood convenience store. They often are born in a government hospital, live in public housing from birth to death, and are buried from the government morgue when the end finally comes, sometimes much too soon.

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  • PatriotJanuary 28, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    wow, agree on all of that..So what is the solution as these folk know no better than what their parents and grandparents have received for decades..It is not going to stop anytime soon..Obama wants to continue this all over the US..

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