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AT least eight people have been killed and 18 more injured in the latest spate of violence to rock Chicago.
Two of those killed were found dead in the same apartment building over consecutive days.
University of Illinois Brittany Kinlow, 23, was found dead on Monday with a gunshot wound to her head, according to local reports.
Officials have ruled her death a homicide.
Cops found a second body in the same Belle Shore apartment building on Tuesday.
A cause of death for Jovan Cabrera, 26, has not been released.
But police have said the deaths are each being treated isolated incidents.
Kinlow’s aunt wrote on Facebook: “Please keep our family in your thoughts prayers as we try to make sense of this senseless act of violence.
“Our hearts are torn to pieces.”
Three more people were killed in the city on Tuesday, Fox32 reports.
A 21-year-old man was shot dead sitting in a car. A second man, 20, was injured in the gunfire.
Hours later a 32-year-old man was shot dead in a parking lot in the city.
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Two more men were shot on Tuesday afternoon.
Chaundel Gentry, 25, died at hospital. A 24-year-old man was listed in a critical condition.
One person was shot dead in the city on Monday, according to local reports.
And a man was found dead inside a business on Sunday, while medics found a 62-year-old woman unresponsive at a home in West Ridge.
She suffered one gunshot wound to the chest and officers pronounced her dead at the scene.
INNOCENT BYSTANDERS SHOT
Two innocent bystanders were also shot on Sunday and a performance of Moulin Rouge at the Nederlander Theater was axed due to a “disturbance” that same day.
At 18 people have been injured in shootings in the city since Sunday.
The latest killings come just days after a weekend of deadly violence for the Windy City.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Monday: “Particularly distressing is, again, the number of young people that seemingly are involved in acts of violence.”
A shooting in New York City on Thursday morning left two people dead.
Cops are hunting three suspects after gunfire reportedly erupted near a recording studio in Manhattan.
New York has seen a more than 40 percent rise in major crimes in the past month, compared to the same period in 2021, according to the NYPD.
The Chicago violence comes just weeks after Milwaukee was rocked by more than a dozen shootings over the weekend of April 23.
A teen girl was shot dead while a 10-year-old was among the injured.
At least six people were killed last weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mom-of-one Naya Ruffin, 22, and teen Jahmal Houston were among the victims.
At least 10 people were killed and 100 were injured in a spate of violence that hit the US over the Easter weekend.
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