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At least 42 people shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. 'Unacceptable state of affairs,' new mayor says

CHICAGO - At least 42 people were shot, five fatally, in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend even as severe storms kept people indoors and 1,200 extra officers patrolled the streets.

The toll was slightly higher than last year's Memorial Day weekend, when 39 people were shot, seven of them fatally, according to shooting data kept by the Tribune. In 2017, 45 people were shot, seven of them killed. And in 2016 71 people were shot, six of them fatally,

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