Weekend sees seven shot dead in Chicago and one person each fatally shot in Washington DC and NYC

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Weekend sees seven shot dead in Chicago and one person each fatally shot in Washington DC and NYC

The US went through another weekend of bloody violence, with fatal shootings and people wounded by gunfire across Chicago, Washington DC and New York

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The US went through another weekend of bloody violence, with fatal shootings and people wounded by gunfire across Chicago, Washington DC and New York City, according to police.

In Chicago, seven people were fatally shot and at least another 60 were left wounded by gunfire, police said. 

That was up from the same period last year, when 43 people were shot, including three who died in gunfire, according to cops. 

The US went through another weekend of bloody violence, with fatal shootings and people wounded by gunfire across Chicago, Washington DC and New York City, according to police. Cops in Chicago are pictured at the scene of one of the shootings that rocked the city

The US went through another weekend of bloody violence, with fatal shootings and people wounded by gunfire across Chicago, Washington DC and New York City, according to police. Cops in Chicago are pictured at the scene of one of the shootings that rocked the city

A suspect is handcuffed in Chicago, which saw seven people fatally shot and at least another 60 were left wounded by gunfire this weekend

A suspect is handcuffed in Chicago, which saw seven people fatally shot and at least another 60 were left wounded by gunfire this weekend

Last weekend, Chicago had seen 64 people shot, including 13 that were fatals, the Chicago Sun Times reported.  

In Washington DC, a man also was shot dead and at least eight people were wounded when three gunmen were said to have opened fire on a busy street Sunday afternoon. 

Police Chief Peter Newsham called the Columbia Heights daylight shooting ‘brazen’ when the shooters jumped out of a vehicle at the intersection of 14 Street and Spring Rd NW.

The gunfire erupted just before 5.pm on a ‘very, very busy block’ the chief said.

The victims included eight men, including the deceased, and one woman who was shot.

The shooting was not believed to have been random, and instead was attributed to an ongoing dispute between neighborhood groups.

‘It’s ridiculous. It’s absolutely ridiculous that anybody would do that in our community. It’s insane,’ Newsham said. 

In Washington DC, a man was shot dead and at least eight people were wounded when three gunmen were said to have opened fire on a busy street Sunday afternoon. Police Chief Peter Newsham (pictured) called the Columbia Heights daylight shooting 'brazen'

In Washington DC, a man was shot dead and at least eight people were wounded when three gunmen were said to have opened fire on a busy street Sunday afternoon. Police Chief Peter Newsham (pictured) called the Columbia Heights daylight shooting ‘brazen’

Nesham said the the shooters jumped out of a vehicle at the intersection of 14 Street and Spring Rd NW and opened fire. Police taped off the crime scene (pictured) after the violence erupted just before 5.pm on a 'very, very busy block' the chief said

Nesham said the the shooters jumped out of a vehicle at the intersection of 14 Street and Spring Rd NW and opened fire. Police taped off the crime scene (pictured) after the violence erupted just before 5.pm on a ‘very, very busy block’ the chief said

‘I don’t know what people are thinking if they think they can enter a block and lay down that many rounds. They’re putting everybody in this community in jeopardy.’ 

Police are searching for the suspects, all believed to be men. Two carried long guns and the third a pistol, police said.

‘Everyone should be outraged that in the daytime, when people are frequenting our restaurants, frequenting our businesses, that there could be an attack on a DC street,’ Mayor Muriel Bowser said. 

Meanwhile, in New York City one person was killed and another 10 were wounded over the weekend. The violence ended a week with more than triple the number of shootings than the same period a year earlier, sources told the New York Post.

The survivors included a man holding is 1-year-old son, the Post reported.

The father, Michael Reid, 39, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg on Carlton Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn just before 9.30pm Saturday while holding his baby, police said. 

The baby was not hurt, according to cops.

The fatal shooting, police said, happened outside a bicycle store on Nostrand Avenue, also in Brooklyn, shortly after 4.pm Saturday. 

A 23-year-old victim who suffered a leg and stomach wound was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.  

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