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Members of the Chicago Police Department put up tape and clear the scene of a fatal shooting in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue Sunday, June 26, 2016, in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. A 55-year-old man who was shot later died at Mount Sinai Hospital and a 35-year-old woman was shot in the leg. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)

A Bloody Fourth Around Chicago with 37 Shot and 6 Dead in Gang Warfare

As the nation took to backyard BBQs and paused to celebrate the birth of our nation, the incessant gang warfare in and around the Chicago area continued without a hitch with 37 shootings and six deaths over the three-day weekend. The tragic toll included the death of a 39-year-father and his two young girls in a nearby Chicago suburb.

Anti-Islam vs. Black Lives Matter: Armed Protestors Face Off in Dallas

Anti-Islam vs. Black Lives Matter: Event Ends in Chaos as Armed Protesters Face Off in Dallas

Thanks in part to a heavy police presence, a planned demonstration by armed members of the group BAIR — the Bureau for American Islamic Relations — went off peacefully, despite a counter protest organized by a group called the Huey P. Newton Gun Club that included members of the street gangs the Bloods and the Crips, as well as elements of Black Lives Matter.

Windy City Weekend Shooting Toll: 7 Dead, 22 Wounded

Temperatures for Chicago’s second weekend of the new year finally measured in at what are more typically recorded for the city’s cold Winter days, but it didn’t put much of a damper on the gang warfare that so often breaks out in the streets there.

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