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Chicago Violence Mars Father's Day Weekend

Seven are dead and at least 41 others wounded after weekend violence in the city of Chicago.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 6/17/2013, 11:22 PM

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Handgun (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Seven are dead and at least 41 others wounded after weekend violence ended happy Father's Day preparations for some in the city of Chicago.

Six of the seven deaths occurred Saturday night, and so did 13 of the shootings that marked the weekend violence.

Among the dead was a 16-year-old boy.

An 18-year-old man was also shot in a drive-by shooting that sank bullets into his head, chest and shoulder, Chicago police said. A 22-year-old woman was also shot in the incident.

A 40-year-old man – the oldest victim -- was killed shortly after midnight Saturday night and three others were treated for gunshot wounds, including one in critical condition, officials said.

Most of the victims were in their older teens and 20s, a few in their 30s. Many of the incidents were gang-related, police said, according to a report by NBC Chicago.

Former Obama White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won the city's most recent election after leaving his post in Washington D.C. and is currently the mayor of the "Windy City."