There were more people shot in Chicago over the past weekend than were shot in Baghdad and Kiev combined. ABC-TV reported that the 60 shootings weren’t the result of a big rampage, but instead were most discrete incidents–with gunmen shooting people in cars, on benches, on streets, and at a barbeque. Some of the victims were identified as gang members, some not. Ten of the 60 are dead.
Chicago police had a busy weekend responding, but “no one has been charged in connection with any of the shootings as area detectives investigate,” according to the ABC report. It was an easier holiday than July 4, 2013, when Chicago police had 75 injured with 12 killed. But even so the Fourth of July isn’t exactly a giant spike: more than 1,100 people have been shot in Chicago this year so far.