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updated: 7/8/2014 4:05 PM

Weekend death toll rises to 15

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  • Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday talks about the more than 50 people who were shot in the city during the long Fourth of July weekend. Police displayed some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year.

      Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Monday talks about the more than 50 people who were shot in the city during the long Fourth of July weekend. Police displayed some of the nearly 3,400 illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year.
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Chicago's Fourth of July weekend death toll has climbed to 15 with the death of a man who was shot just before midnight Sunday.

The Cook County medical examiner's office says 25-year-old William Allen was pronounced dead shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

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Allen was one of more than 50 people shot over the long holiday weekend. The killings continued Monday with the slayings of three people -- the first two early Monday and the third on Monday night on Chicago's South Side.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the latest victim was a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the back by a gunman who rode up on a bicycle and opened fire.

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