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Eight Wounded In Shootings Overnight In Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — As the temperatures rose and the sun went down, violence broke out in Chicago overnight.

At least eight people were wounded in shootings across the city. That follows an especially violent Saturday night in which eight people were killed. So far at least 41 people have been murdered in Chicago this year, which puts the city on pace to exceed last year’s total of just over 500 murders. (Not all of those murders are from gun violence.)

The most recent shooting happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of West 71st Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. A 26-year-old man was shot in one of his legs.

In the 2400 block of West Huron Street in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood a male was shot in the left foot and left leg.

About 10:45 p.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, two men in their 30s were shot in the legs the 3300 block of West Washington Boulevard.

About 9:40 p.m., a man was shot in the back as he drove his vehicle in the 7200 block of South Champlain Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

About 8:55 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot as he stood outside his home in the 8300 block of South Carpenter in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said.

About 6:57 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 2100 block of North Tripp Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood, police said.

About 5:10 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot multiple times in the back in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. The man was walking in the 6200 block of South Artesian Avenue when someone approached him from behind and opened fire, Greer said.

Police have made no arrests in any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.