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Memorial Day weekend includes violence in Chicago

Posted by wlpo on May 27, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) – Six people have been killed and at least 10 others wounded in shootings and other violence across Chicago over the long Memorial Day weekend.

Among the dead was a 17-year-old who was shot in the jaw Saturday night in the Washington Heights neighborhood. Officers also shot and killed a man after he lunged at them with a knife.

Police say the officers were responding to an emergency call from paramedics who were confronted by the man on Saturday night in the Englewood neighborhood.

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