- Associated Press - Saturday, July 11, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) - Five people including a 15-year-old boy were killed in separate shootings from Friday afternoon into early Saturday, Chicago Police said.

Police said the boy was in the street in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the city’s South Side when a vehicle pulled up Friday afternoon and someone inside fired a gun, striking the teen in the back.

The boy’s identity has not been released, according to the Chicago Tribune.

A total of 22 people, including the five killed, had been wounded by gunfire by early Saturday afternoon. No arrests have been announced.

The shootings follow a particularly violent July 4 holiday weekend that ended with more than 17 people killed and 70 more wounded.

Superintendent David Brown announced this week that the department is creating a specialized citywide unit to quickly deploy in response to outbursts of gun violence.

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