Chicago Gunfire Deadly During Long Holiday Weekend

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago authorities say shootings during the Fourth of July holiday weekend have left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two boys shot in different parks.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports a man in his late 40s died at a hospital after being hit Saturday night in a flurry of gunfire that wounded six others. A 25-year-old man was shot and killed earlier Saturday outside his home.

Police say the wounded included a 7-year-old boy shot Thursday night and a 5-year-old boy shot early Friday morning in a different park. Others killed in gun violence since Wednesday ranged in age from 20 to 36.

Authorities also said a 17-year-old man was shot and killed by Chicago police Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers.

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