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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shootings, stabbings, looting: Wave of violence across the country during July 4 celebrations - 5th July 2011

It should have been a time for celebration when people across the nation were proud to say they were American.

But instead the July 4 weekend was plagued by spates of violence all over the country.

Six men died and 28 others were wounded in a number of shootings and stabbings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and this morning.

Police have been unable to make any arrests connected with the shootings and other spates of violence over the holiday weekend.

Despite the deluge of shootings and other violent crimes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel congratulated the city's public safety agencies for making fewer arrests at the city's festivals. Read More