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29 People Shot Over Chicago’s Memorial Day Weekend

Though Memorial Day weekend shootings were down from last year, gun violence marred the long weekend in several Chicago neighborhoods, leaving six dead and nearly two dozen injured.

A 15-year-old girl shot sitting on her boyfriend’s porch in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood was the among the most recent shooting injuries. The teen was shot in the shoulder about 5:20 p.m. near 117th Street and Wentworth Avenue. She was later taken to the hospital in good condition.

According to Sun-Times reports, police believe the teen’s boyfriend was involved in alleged gang dispute and that the girl was not the intended target.

The girl wounded in West Pullman was among at least 23 people who were hurt in non-fatal shootings.

Six other people were killed in weekend shootings citywide.

All but one of the six homicide victims were shot in the head, according to DNAinfo Chicago report, including 17-year-old Leetema Daniels. Daniels was the youngest to die over the weekend after he and a friend were fired upon in the 400 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood.

Though six people were killed, police have already ruled the death of Malcolm Dobbey “justifiable” and are not classifying it as a homicide. According to the Tribune, the 27-year-old was shot in the armpit in the 12100 block of South Indiana Avenue.

Despite the high weekend toll, Memorial Day weekend violence decreased significantly from last year. In 2012, 11 people were killed and more than 40 were wounded over the three-day weekend.

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