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61 Shot in Chicago Over the Weekend, 8 fatally

In Chicago over the weekend, 61 people were shot, 8 of them fatally and two missing teenage boys were found dead in a field late Sunday evening. This is the second most violent weekend this year in Chicago, with 72 being shot, 12 fatally the first weekend in August.

Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was to speak about the weekend’s shootings at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Chicago Police Headquarters.

Anthony Guglielmi, CPD spokesman said there were three people of interest that were taken into custody in connection with some of the shootings as of Monday morning. Officers seized 83 guns, arrested 29 people on gun charges, and shut down 68 gatherings over the weekend for illegal activity, according to CBS Chicago.

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