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Chicago Violence: Fourth of July holiday weekend shootings leave 10 dead, 55 wounded, report says

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(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - Violence in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend left ten people dead and at least 50 people injured, including two young boys shot in different parks, reports CBS Chicago.

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The most recent shooting reportedly happened on Sunday afternoon when a 19-year-old man was shot in the back and a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest. Both victims are now in stable condition, police said.

In a separate shooting on Saturday evening, a 49-year-old man was killed from a shot to the chest and groin while seven others were reportedly injured. Among them, a 72-year-old woman was allegedly shot in the ankle and is now in stable condition.

Early on Saturday a 25-year-old man was reportedly killed and two others were injured when two people in a vehicle pulled-up and opened fire at the victims in front of a home.

A 7-year-old boy was shot Thursday night and Jaden Donald, 5, has undergone multiple surgeries since being shot in the abdomen early Friday morning in a park, CBS Chicago reported.

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Police said two men - ages 34 and 28 - also were wounded in that Friday shooting.

Prosecutors in Jaden Donald's case have charged Darrell Chambers with three counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery.

During a hearing Sunday, Chambers was denied bond by Cook County Associate Judge Adam Bourgeios, who told the man "there are no conditions I can set to keep the community safe," the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

A 17-year-old man was fatally shot by police on Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers, police say.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that such continued violence underscores why he dramatically altered a gun bill that will end Illinois' last-in-the nation ban on carrying concealed firearms - a prohibition that's been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.

Illinois lawmakers face a Tuesday deadline to come up with a concealed carry law and are expected to override Quinn's changes, which call for a one-gun limit on the number of weapons a person can carry and a ban on guns at establishments with liquor licenses, among other things.

Quinn and anti-violence advocates have highlighted city violence in the debate on gun control. But outside the Chicago area, discussion statewide has largely focused on gun owners' rights.

Despite the number of shootings over the holiday weekend, there were fewer homicides in Chicago in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period last year. Overall, there were 500 shootings in 2012.

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  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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