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Seven-year-old Amari Brown was among the victims of ten fatal shootings in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, which saw 64 shootings in total, highlighting the problem of intractable violence in the embattled city, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Brown was playing in a front yard in the city’s Humboldt Park community when he took a bullet to the chest in a shooting aimed at his father, during a 9-hour stretch in which half of the 64 victims were wounded, the report says.

Between about 9:20 p.m. Saturday and 4:45 a.m. Sunday, five people died from gunshot wounds and 27 were wounded, writes the news outlet.

From The Chicago Tribune:

Shootings last year, over an 84-hour period, left 82 people shot, 16 fatally. Five of those shot during that period were wounded by police. This year’s violence happened over a slightly longer period of time – between 3 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Monday.

The city had a violent period similar to Saturday’s stretch last year – in which 30 people were wounded over 30 hours.

The shootings between Thursday afternoon and early Monday morning this year were primarily scattered across the South and West sides, though 7 people were wounded on the city’s North Side and one was shot downtown after fireworks Saturday night.

It has long been known that violence rises in the city in the heat of summer and occurs in the combustible environment of intense housing segregation, lack of quality education, grinding poverty, and unemployment, but the problems remains unsolved. NBC News notes that there were more than 2,000 shootings in Chicago last year, and the city is on pace for more this year.

Passing blame for the city’s dire predicament of violence is futile. Solutions are the only answer, and many have died waiting.

SOURCE: The Chicago Tribune | VIDEO SOURCE: NDN

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