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Chicago violence: 51 shot, 9 fatally

A cellphone’s light flashed on the ground next to a small pool of blood early Sunday. Solo cups and emptied liquor bottles littered the ground where paramedics put a young man on a stretcher and into an ambulance.

Another young man sat on the curb and cried. Others stood around, figuring out what to do after someone unloaded a gun toward the crowd of partygoers.

A 21-year-old man was hit twice in the head, and he later died.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was one of at least 51 shot, nine fatally, in attacks over the Labor Day weekend, according to data kept by the Tribune. Two women also were stabbed to death over the holiday weekend.

The youngest shooting victim, a 4-year-old boy, was injured Friday during the start of the holiday weekend. The boy was shot in the leg and an 18-year-old woman was shot in the lower back when someone in a passing black Dodge Charger fired shots at them while they were standing outside around 11:30 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Honore Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said. They were both in good condition.

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