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The Chicago Mayoral Candidate Forum: Night One

John Howell is joined with Jerry Joyce and Garry McCarthy for the first mayoral candidate forum. The candidates discussed how they will work for the people of Chicago.

Bill Cameron: “Nothing like being down 17 points in the latest poll to make you humble”

 

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Bill Cameron, from Connected to Chicago, where they talk about Governor Bruce Rauner and his speech where he pleads for a second term. Plus how people are calling for Jesús G. “Chuy” García to seek office and more on Chicago’s mayoral candidates. This weeks guest on Connected to Chicago will be mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy.

 

Listen to Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago, Sunday nights at 7 pm. 

Mayoral candidate McCarthy backs away from Trump criticism, says Emanuel’s ‘not doing his job’

Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy went to Fox News again Tuesday morning, where he withdrew from his earlier criticisms of President Donald Trump while continuing to pound Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his manipulation of the Chicago violence.

During the morning segment, McCarthy was asked for a statement released on Monday in his campaign in response to recent support tweets from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

In his statement on Monday, McCarthy said he was a “proud Democrat” and he did “I do not agree with the political views of Mayor Giuliani and I certainly remain opposed to the misleading and contradictory tone and policies by Donald Trump, I can not say how much it saddens me to see the “mayor of America” being with a president with whom I am diametrically opposed. ”

But Tuesday asked the cable TV station why it was so opposite to Trump, McCarthy said it was against political bias, not Trump’s politics.

“Well, it is not so much about the policies, but about the polarization that is happening in this country and in this city,” said McCarthy. “Rahm Emanuel is a polarizing figure and we have to reunite this city, and I think that the same problem is happening at the national level and we have to go after the president, we have to be together, we have policies that reflect our values. And it’s not so much that I’m against the president and his policies ̵  it’s more about the division that’s happening in this country – it’s heartbreaking for me. ”

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Connected to Chicago (03-25-2018)

Connected to Chicago with Bill Cameron guest former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department Garry McCarthy joins the show to discuss the upcoming mayoral election, and how he could defeat Rahm Emanuel. McCarthy discusses topics including ways to cut down on crime, Improving CPS, and Pension Reform.

In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crain’s, and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times. Topics of discussion include this weeks primary election results, Fritz Kaegi’s win over Joe Berrios, the upcoming Mayoral race, and the recent visit from Amazon Executives to Chicago to see if the city could potentially be the new home for Amazon’s new warehouse.

This week’s community spotlight segment with Joseph L Schofer, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. He discusses how the City of Chicago is accepting two private companies as finalists to bid on the city’s plan to build an express train between downtown and O’Hare. One of those companies is led by billionaire developer Elon Musk, who uses hi-tech tools to build underground tunnels. His plan could have what he calls hyperloop technology, which reportedly involves propelling people in pods via an underground vacuum-type tube.

 

WLS-AM 890 Town Hall: Garry McCarthy

In this half-hour special pulled from the live John & Ray Morning Show on Friday, April 7, 2017, McCarthy talks about everything from his current home life to the prospect of running for mayor of Chicago.

John Howell and Ray Stevens are joined by Mary Ann Ahern of NBC 5 Chicago and WLS-AM News Director John Dempsey.

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Hosted By: John Howell, Ray Stevens
Contributors: John Dempsey, Mary Ann Ahern
Guest: Garry McCarthy
Camera: William Jennings, NBC Chicago
Editing: Jen DeSalvo
Operations Manager: Michael Garay
Executive Producer: Bryan Biggs

 

By John Dempsey, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, referring to whether he might run for Mayor of Chicago in 2019, said “maybe I’m going to do it,” during an appearance on WLS Friday morning.

McCarthy appeared in studio for an entire hour on “The Big John and Ray Show” to expand on comments he made on the program Wednesday morning in which he said “a lot of people” are encouraging him to run for Mayor. If McCarthy ran he would be facing off against Rahm Emanuel, the man who fired McCarthy as top cop in December of 2015, following the court-ordered release of a video that showed white officer Jason Van Dyke pumping 16 shots into the body of black teenager LaQuan McDonald.

McCarthy says while he is thinking about getting into politics, he is still not sure, saying he first must make sure his wife Kristin Barnette approves of the idea.

 “I just don’t know. I’m not planning what’s going to happen in the next few months. I’m just trying to have an impact in some fashion by talking about what’s going on, and if that means getting involved in politics then maybe I’m going to do it. I can tell you this, the first person I have to convince is Kristin. She would much rather I have a low profile and people leave us alone.”

McCarthy did say he is upset at the way his relationship with Emanuel is now non-existent.

“I am disappointed in the way that this entire scenario played out. I’m disappointed at the fact that, you know, I haven’t heard from the guy in 15 months. He didn’t check in to see if I was OK, he didn’t say ‘congratulations on the birth of your son,’ you know, that’s not the way it’s supposed to work. If he needed to make a decision that he thought was a good decision, doesn’t mean the relationship is over, but apparently it is.”

The former Superintendent also said there is no question that Emanuel is the most political of all the mayors he has worked for, including Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg in New York, and Corey Booker in Newark, New Jersey.

“I think he’s much more political. You asked who’s the most political animal, I would say that Rahm Emanuel is. He functions on that level.”

On Wednesday Emanuel refused to comment when asked about McCarthy.

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Former CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy talks about Jeff Sessions’ decision to review police reform agreements

Former CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy joins the show to talk about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decisions to review all police reform agreements.

Garry McCarthy

Gangs have reportedly met to discuss the idea of targeting Chicago Police in the same way police have been targeted in other cities around the country. Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joined John with reaction.

1 killed, 13 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

(Chicago)  A man was killed and at least 13 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

The fatal shooting–the first of the new year–happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Randy James, 39, was standing on a sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Superior when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the left side of the abdomen, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:50 a.m., authorities said. James lived in the 4600 block of West Adams.

The most recent shooting happened late Sunday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

A 20-year-old man was shot after an argument turned physical in the 1300 block of South Kolin about 10:50 p.m., police said. He was struck in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Saturday afternoon, three people were shot in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

A woman and two men, all 19, were in a car about 3 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Campbell when another vehicle pulled up, and someone with a gun got out and opened fire, police said.

The woman was shot in the thigh and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. She was treated and released later Saturday.

One of the men suffered a graze wound to the side and was taken to Christ as well, police said. The other had a graze wound to the hand and was taken to Stroger. Both were listed in good condition.

At least nine other people have been wounded in separate shootings since since 4:40 p.m. Friday.

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Police: 5 dead, 18 wounded in shootings since Friday night

(Chicago)  Five men were killed and at least 18 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting was a double homicide that left another man injured Sunday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The three were shot near the 5300 block of South May at 3:42 p.m. during a possible drive-by, police said.

A 24-year-old shot in the chest and a 29-year-old shot in the back were both dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not confirm the fatalities Sunday night.

The third man, 25, was shot in both legs and his right arm, police said. He was in serious condition at an unknown hospital. More details on the shooting were not known late Sunday night.

Early Sunday morning, a 34-year-old man was fatally shot while driving in Austin on the West Side.

James D. Bradley, 34, was driving in the 900 block of North Lockwood about 5:30 a.m. when someone opened fire, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He drove about a block south before crashing in the 800 block of North Lockwood.

Bradley, of the 1600 block of West Ogden, was found dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, authorities said.

A man shot 8:35 p.m. Saturday in Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side died the next morning.

Dominic Delk, 25, was shot in the head during a possible drive-by in the 1500 block of East 73rd Place, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Delk was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Sunday at 7:45 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the 1200 block of West 115th Street on the Far South Side.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened at 5 a.m. Saturday in the West Ridge neighborhood.

Danial Zaffar, 18, was found in an alley with a gunshot wound to the head in the 5700 block of North Campbell, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy performed Sunday found Zaffar–whose home address wasn’t known–died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.

A 56-year-old woman was injured during the latest nonfatal shooting in the South Side Washington Heights neighborhood.

The woman was sitting inside a vehicle in the 9200 block of South Throop about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when someone walked up and started shooting, police said. She was shot in the back and leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition had stabilized.

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3 killed, 25 wounded in weekend shootings

(Chicago)  Three men were killed and at least 25 other people — including an 8-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

A robbery Sunday evening in the Austin neighborhood left a man dead and an 8-year-old boy injured.

Ron Hernandez, 45, was standing on the sidewalk about 5:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Hernandez, who lived on the same block where he was shot, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:51 p.m., authorities said.

The boy, who was in a passing vehicle at the time, suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and hand, police said. The driver of the vehicle took the boy to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition.

A police source said the boy is 8 years old.

About 20 minutes earlier, a Cicero man was shot to death in different robbery in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

About 5:40 p.m., Miguel Haro, 44, was standing outside with another man in the 7200 block of South Hermitage when two people walked up and opened fire, authorities said.

Haro, of the 3200 block of South 54th Avenue in Cicero, was shot in the head and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounce dead at 6:19 p.m., authorities said.

The pair were working on rehabbing a vacant home when two robbers walked up and ordered them to kneel, according to a police report. One man complied and the robbers took his money and cell phone before striking him with the gun.

The police report said that Haro was shot in the head when he did not comply with the robber’s demands. The robbers ran away after the shooting.

About 4:40 p.m. Friday, a man was shot to death in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Johnny Coria, 19, was walking in the 3000 block of South Kedvale when someone walked up and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Coria, whose home address was not immediately known, was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:10 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

A man was wounded in a shooting in the 8000 block of South Manistee about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Officers conducting surveillance of a home on that block saw a red four-door Hyundai Sonata pull up and a male passenger get out, according to a police source. The male walked up to the porch and fired shots, striking a 24-year-old man inside the house.

He was shot in the left thigh and taken to South Shore Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

The shooter got back into the red car and fled, police said. Officers gave chase until the car crashed into another vehicle, then a tree in the 9200 block of South Jeffery.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The passenger and suspected shooter suffered a broken arm and was taken to a hospital where his condition stabilized. No charges have been filed as of early Monday morning.

At least 22 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 4:40 p.m. Friday.

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3 killed, 13 wounded in Wednesday shootings

(Chicago)  Three people were killed and at least 13 others were wounded in shootings on Wednesday.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a man was killed and another was wounded Wednesday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side.

Both men, 20, were shot in the 2100 block of East 79th Street at 2:19 p.m., police said. One man was dead at the scene, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He had not been identified Wednesday night.

The other man was shot in the leg. Hospital information for him was not known.

Early Wednesday, a teenage boy and a man died in separate shootings that happened at the same time on the Southwest and West sides.

Police responding to reports of a person shot in the 5900 block of South Fairfield about 1:15 a.m. found Jose R. Hernandez Jr., 17, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Hernandez was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived in the block where the shooting happened.

About the same time, a man who had just left work was shot to death on the Near West Side. Donatello Herrera, 35, was standing on a sidewalk in the 1200 block of South Western about 1:15 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV drove past and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the abdomen, authorities said.

He had just gotten off work at a nearby Burger King, according to a manager at the restaurant. Herrera, of the 3200 block of South Wallace, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was shot in the left thigh in the 7600 block of South Colfax and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Less than an hour earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. He was walking on a sidewalk about 11 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Van Buren when he heard shots and realized he’d been shot in the left buttock, police said. A family member drove him to Loretto Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Another three shootings within 30 minutes of each other left four people hurt on Wednesday night.

About 10:20 p.m., someone shot a 22-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of an SUV in the 4000 block of West Addison. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right thigh.

A 57-year-old man was shot by one of several people who tried to rob him about 10 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Madison, police said. He was struck in the buttocks and his condition was stabilized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

About 9:55 p.m., a 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were sitting in a parked car in the 5100 block of South Ada when a gunman got out of a dark-colored minivan and opened fire, police said. The woman was shot in the thigh, buttocks and pelvic area, and the man–who police said has documented gang ties–was shot in the right arm. They were taken to Stroger, where the woman was in serious condition and the man had stabilized, according to police.

Wednesday evening, two men were shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. About 7:15 p.m., the men, ages 20 and 31, were standing in the 0-100 block of South Kostner when they heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said. The younger man was shot in the right hip and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, while the older man was shot in the back and taken to Stroger. Both their conditions had stabilized, police said.

Another man was shot two blocks southeast of that shooting at 4:45 p.m. The 21-year-old was in the front seat of a minivan in the 200 block of South Karlov when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. He was struck in the right cheek and taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition stabilized.

Fifteen minutes earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood. About 4:30 p.m., a bullet grazed the 15-year-old’s face in the 8900 block of South Exchange, police said. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Trinity Hospital.

An 18-year-old man was seriously wounded earlier in the afternoon in Washington Heights on the Far South Side. The shooting happened in the 10500 block of South Aberdeen at 1:10 p.m., police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center.

The day’s first shooting happened during an attempted robbery overnight in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 38-year-old woman was in the 100 block of East Garfield about 3:30 a.m. when two people walked up, announced a robbery and opened fire, police said. The woman was shot in the right calf and was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital, where her condition had stabilized.

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3 killed, 29 wounded in weekend shootings

(Chicago)  A 15-year-old boy shot dead during a robbery attempt was among three people killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city this weekend.

Demario Bailey, of the 7500 block of South Wabash, was walking with his twin brother in the 0-100 block of West 63rd Street about 12:40 p.m. Saturday when four people walked up and demanded his jacket, according to the boy’s family, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

On Sunday, Carlos Johnson, 17, was charged with fatally shooting Bailey in the chest, officials said.

Johnson, of the 6100 block of South Martin Luther King Drive was charged as an adult with murder, robbery and attempted robbery, police said. Johnson, who was also charged with another robbery that occurred shortly before Demario was killed, is due to appear in court Monday.

On Friday evening, a man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

About 7 p.m., 28-year-old Rolando Leon was inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of North Springfield when at least one person walked up and fired shots, authorities said.

He was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:23 p.m., authorities said. Leon lived in the 1200 block of North Springfield.

A child was also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but was not injured, police said.

About two hours before that, a man was shot to death in a drive-by attack in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Tyrece L. Stornes, 27, was outside his home in the 10400 block of South State about 5 p.m. when someone fired shots at him from a passing vehicle, authorities said.

He was shot in the chest and side and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday night in the Gresham neighborhood.

The man, 33, was standing outside about 11:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 81st Street when someone pulled up in a dark-colored SUV, got out of the vehicle and an argument ensued, police said.

That person then pulled out a handgun and shot the man in the buttocks, police said. The shooter then got back in the SUV, which sped away.

The man was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where his condition stabilized, police said.

At least 28 other people have been wounded in 21 separate shootings across the city since 10 p.m. Friday.

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One killed, eight others wounded in citywide shootings Monday

(Chicago)  One man was killed and at least eight other people — including a 15-year-old boy — were wounded Monday in shootings across Chicago.

At 4:49 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The man was shot several times in the 900 block of North Central Park, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:33 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The man’s identity was not known Monday night.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

An 18-year-old man took himself to Roseland Community Hospital after he suffered a graze wound to his ear in the 11100 block of South Loomis, police said. His condition was not immediately known.

About 7:45 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the 4800 block of South Wolcott in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. His condition had stabilized.

About 6:15 p.m., a 24-year-old man was in a parked vehicle in the 5400 block of West Madison when another vehicle pulled up and someone got out and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the arm and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition had also stabilized.

About 5:10 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was standing in the 4000 block of West Roosevelt when someone approached and fired shots at him, police said. He was shot in the ankle and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

About 3:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was in the 3000 block of West Roosevelt when he heard an argument followed by gunshots, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was listed in good condition.

About 1 p.m., a male showed up at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

He told investigators he was shot in the 7300 block of North Ashland, but additional circumstances surrounding the shooting weren’t immediately known, police said.

Just before noon, a 20-year-old man was shot in the back and arm in the 3100 block of West Fillmore, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

The day’s first shooting left a man critically wounded on the South Side.

About 11:10 a.m., a 25-year-old man got into an argument with another man outside a home in the 6100 block of South Wabash, police said.

The other man pulled out a handgun and shot the 25-year-old in the head and chest, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Police said the shooter is known but he was not in custody as of 12:40 p.m.

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Loyola student killed, 20 others wounded in weekend shootings

(Chicago)  A Loyola student killed in an attempted robbery and a 9-year-old boy were among 21 victims in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

The student, 23-year-old Mutahir Rauf, was shot in the 1200 block of West Albion at 7:50 p.m. Friday, police said.

He was with another person when two people walked up, showed a weapon and demanded his belongings, police said. At least one person then opened fire, striking Rauf in his chest and head, police said.

Rauf, of the 1400 block of West Pratt, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:08 p.m. according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

In a post on EveryBlock.com, Ald. Joe Moore said the student was walking with his brother when the attempted robbery happened. The student thought the weapon was fake and tried to reach for it before being shot during the scuffle, Moore said.

Late Saturday morning, a 9-year-old boy was the unintended victim of a shooting on the Near West Side, according to police.

The boy was walking with his father at 11:35 a.m. in the 2500 block of West Adams when a gunman opened fire on a passing black four-door car. The boy was struck “inadvertently” in the lower right leg, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Police said the shooting likely is gang-related.

Sunday evening, an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant who saw a shooting happen at a Southwest Side bar fatally shot the gunman, police said.

The sergeant saw the 45-year-old man shoot another man about 6:30 p.m. in the Blackthorn Pub, 3300 W. 111th St. in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood, authorities said. Officers could be seen investigating inside the bar.

The sergeant pulled out his gun, identified himself as a police officer and ordered the shooter to drop his weapon, police said.

The man ignored the sergeant and instead pointed his weapon at people in the bar and at the sergeant, authorities said. The sergeant then opened fire.

The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:49 p.m., authorities said. His name was not released Sunday night pending notification of his family.

The man whom the gunman shot was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn; his condition was not available, police said. The sergeant was not injured.

Police said the gunman’s weapon was recovered at the scene.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, spokesman Larry Merritt said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday night in Englewood.

A 17-year-old boy was near 58th Street and Sangamon just after 11 p.m. when a van pulled up, someone inside opened a door and started shooting, striking him in the foot, police said.

The boy was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital, where he is in good condition.

At least 17 others were injured in shootings since 6:25 p.m. Friday.

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