TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Chicago violence kills 9 during holiday weekend

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Sunday, July 7, 2013, 9:54 p.m.
 

CHICAGO — Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two young boys shot in parks.

Gov. Pat Quinn said on 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 has been declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.

“That ought to be an alarm bell to all of us that we need strong laws that protect the public safety,” the Democrat said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Teacher tried to stop school shooting
  2. Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
  3. WWII pilot takes off in B-29 yet again
  4. Officers swarm California counties as deputies killed in shooting rampage
  5. Hungry Yosemite National Park bears tracked by GPS
  6. 3 Supreme Court justices offer Yale students an insider’s look at personalities
  7. Hawaiians on notice over lava flow
  8. Philadelphia Mafia figure returned to prison for meeting friend
  9. Chicago train riders to undergo random baggage screening
  10. 2 California deputies slain, suspect captured
  11. Seattle area school homecoming ‘prince’ guns down classmates
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.