It was a sweltering memorial day weekend in Chicago this year, in more ways than one.
According to ABC, 40 people were shot over the weekend; 10 were killed.
Only four people were killed during last years holiday weekend, likely due to storms keeping many people inside. In contrast, temperatures hovered around the mid-90’s for most of the weekend this year.
“Among those killed is a man who was shot near a holiday party in the South Shore neighborhood late Monday.
Police say neighbors reported hearing a loud argument just before shots were fired and partygoers ran from the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says 33-year-old Malcolm Dowdy was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center.”
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