CHICAGO (CBS) — The murder toll in Chicago for the month of January now stands at 42, making it the most deadly January in Chicago in more than 10 years.
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The last fatality happened in the Kenwood neighborhood on Tuesday, where a 15-year-old honor student, was shot and killed while taking shelter from the rain in a park.
Earlier in the day 27-year-old Devin Common was shot dead while two other men were critically wounded in a Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood shooting, according to family members and authorities.
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That follows an especially deadly Saturday night in which seven people were killed. Not all of those homicides were the result of shootings.