11 killed, 46 wounded in Memorial Day weekend violence: It was the deadliest Memorial Day weekend in Chicago in eight years. New mayor, old stuff.
Death toll . . . highest since 2015, when 12 . . . were killed. The total number shot, however, was still far below the 71 . . . wounded by gunfire over the 2016 holiday weekend.
The Gresham police district on the South Side recorded the most shooting victims, at least seven, followed by the Harrison District on the West Side, where at least six people were shot.
South Side, West Side, not all around the town. Thus be it ever. A newbie at Daily News, November, 1969, for my introductory week on the middle watch, 4 to midnight, given a story for small write-up, mayhem in ‘hood I knew, told desk man in charge, “This happens all the time, doesn’t it?” meaning…
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