12 Murders in Chicago this weekend…still no action from Obama administration

At least 5 die in Chicago shootings

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January 26, 2013, 11:24 PM

CHICAGO Authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of five people in a single day of bloodshed in Chicago.

Police Officer Daniel O’Brien says Saturday’s first killing occurred at around 2:15 a.m. on the city’s west side when a gunman opened fire on two men who were sitting in a parked car, killing one and wounding the other.

Investigators say a few hours later, someone opened fire on three men near a South Side eatery, killing two of them and wounding the third.

Detectives were called to the scene of another shooting Saturday afternoon in which a man in his 30s and a teenager were shot to death. There had been no arrests.

Chicago’s homicide count eclipsed 500 last year for the first time since 2008.

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CBS/AP/ January 27, 2013, 6:09 PM

Chicago’s deadly day: Shootings kill 7, wound 6

CHICAGO Chicago authorities say seven people were killed and six wounded in gun violence in one day.

Among those killed Saturday was a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings. Police say Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother’s youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a car.

Police say two separate double-homicide shootings also occurred Saturday about 12 hours apart.

In one, a 16-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were killed.

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The scene of a double homicide outside Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven in the Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood on Jan. 26, 2013./ WBBM

In another, two men in their 40s were killed, and another injured, after a shooting outside a 24-hour hamburger stand, reports CBS affiliate WBBM in Chicago.

“We just getting something to eat. That’s it, and all we heard was boom, boom, boom. Look up it’s my man laying, both of them laying, I seen both of them laying, but I didn’t really know it was my man until I looked and I seen him and I just couldn’t believe it,” witness Lamar Baker told WBBM-TV.

Baker said his friend was celebrating a birthday, and was a father of five young children, according to WBBM-TV. The second victim had just gotten off work.

Chicago’s homicide count eclipsed 500 last year for the first time since 2008. Chicago’s homicide rate was almost double in the early 1990s, averaging around 900.

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