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Anti-gun violence activities urge Chicago to take action before summer

Mass shooting that left 1 dead and 10 injured is the 9th mass shooting in the Chicago area this year


Mass shooting that left 1 dead and 10 injured is the 9th mass shooting in the Chicago area this year

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CHICAGO (CBS) — a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl dead and 10 other people injured in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, marking the ninth mass shooting in the area this year.

It’s a grim reality that’s raising concerns as summer approaches. Statistics show that violence often increases during the summer months.

This latest mass shooting has many on high alert.

According to the online database Gun Violence Archive, 21 people were killed and 31 others injured in these nine mass shootings.

Community advocates are pushing the city to roll out more effective strategies that focus on youth intervention and mental health. Some have issued a warning after the tragedy on the city’s southwest side Saturday night.

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“We’re in trouble, Chicago, and some people need to realize the trouble we’re in,” said street pastor Donovan Price. ‘Some people need to recognize the problems they are in. Otherwise we will all find ourselves in a world of trouble. Tomorrow it will be hot. It’s going to be hot this summer.’

In response to the shooting on Saturday evening, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson released a statement announcing an initial response plan:

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