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Chaos on Independence Day in the United States with two children who were shot in Chicago


During the Independence Day celebrations, gunfire broke out in cities in the United States, injuring dozens and killing at least 27 people.

Chicago seemed to be experiencing the worst violence on Saturday when 63 people were injured and 17 killed, including two children. Meanwhile, 37 people have been injured and at least four killed in New York.

Memphis, Omaha, Cleveland and several other cities were also shaken by a flood of gunfights in the middle of the festival.

One of the children killed in Chicago was identified by her family as seven-year-old Natalie Wallace.

The girl was playing in front of her grandmother's house in the Austin neighborhood at a party on July 4 when a vehicle pulled up and three men started shooting at around 7 p.m.

During Saturday's Independence Day celebrations, gunfire broke out in cities in the United States, injuring dozens of people and killing at least 27 people. The police are pictured at the site of a shootout in Chicago's Austin district where eight people were shot

Seven-year-old Natalie Wallace (pictured) was among the at least eight people killed in Chicago shootings on Saturday

Seven-year-old Natalie Wallace (pictured) was among the at least eight people killed in Chicago shootings on Saturday

At least four people were killed and 37 injured in shootings in New York City on July 4. The police are pictured where a 23-year-old man was killed in Harlem

At least four people were killed and 37 injured in shootings in New York City on July 4. The police are pictured where a 23-year-old man was killed in Harlem

Natalie was shot in the head and taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"Chicago's heart is broken," said Chicago chief of police Fred Waller. & # 39; A 7 year old girl was taken from us. She was here to visit the family. Now it's gone. & # 39;

Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted: “Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were dashed by a gun barrel.

& # 39; We cannot become deaf. We are making progress in slowing down the shootings, but we have to do better, every one of us. & # 39;

Seven other people were injured in the same attack in Austin, including a 32-year-old man who is now in good shape.

According to Waller, the police are reviewing the video of the incident and no arrests have been made.

Gun violence occurs in the United States on the weekend of July 4th

New York City: 37 injured, 4 killed

Chicago: 63 injured, 17 killed

Baltimore: 8 injured, 1 dead

Detroit: 5 injured, 2 dead

Greenville: Eight injured, two dead

Memphis: Four injured, one killed

Omaha: Eight hurt

Cleveland: Four injured

St. Louis: One hurt

Philadelphia: Four injured

From 5 p.m. EST

Another shootout in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago killed four people, including a 14-year-old boy who has not yet been identified.

Four other people were injured in the shootout, including boys aged 11 and 15.

The tribune reported that four men stormed a holiday gathering and opened fire before they fled the scene. You still have to be arrested.

Three other Chicago shootings on Saturday killed a 34-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, according to ABC7.

From Thursday afternoon to Sunday, 6 a.m., a total of 63 people were shot and 17 killed in the Windy City.

At a shootout in Lawndale on the west side of the city, six people were shot at around 1:15 am after someone in a vehicle shot at a group that fired fireworks.

A 20-year-old woman was killed and three men were in critical condition. Two other men are in good condition after the shootout.

Last year, six people were killed and 63 wounded by gun violence in Chicago on the weekend of July 4.

Saturday was the third weekend in a row that a child under the age of 10 was shot dead.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted about the tragic death of Natalie Wallace on Saturday night

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted about the tragic death of Natalie Wallace on Saturday night

The Chicago Police Department dispatched 1,200 additional officers over the weekend to reduce the violence associated with the holidays each year.

"It's not just about the police. Not just with the fire department. Not just for elected officials, ”Mayor Lightfoot said when he announced the increased presence of the police.

"We all need to embrace our idea of ​​community and think about what we can do, each of us in our own way to make our communities safe, healthy and alive."

Many other cities reported an alarming surge in shots mixed with Saturday's fireworks display.

In New York City, police said at least 41 people were shot overnight during shootings, four of them fatal.

A 20-year-old man died after being shot in the chest at 12:45 p.m. in Brooklyn.

Less than two hours later, a 23-year-old man was shot in the back in Harlem before being taken to the hospital.

Authorities said the man who was not identified was not cooperative when he was interviewed by the police before he died in the hospital.

This shootout is still under investigation as detectives color the area for ballistic evidence and video.

Details of the other Big Apple shootings were not immediately available.

They came after the city had the deadliest June in 24 years with 205 reported shootings.

Fireworks set off near the scene of a Harlem shootout early Sunday morning

Fireworks set off near the scene of a Harlem shootout early Sunday morning

Police and witnesses are nearby where a 23-year-old man was shot dead in Harlem hours after the Independence Day celebrations ended

Police and witnesses are nearby where a 23-year-old man was shot dead in Harlem hours after the Independence Day celebrations ended

Members of the New York City Police Department inspect a bullet hole in the windshield of a marked police vehicle in front of the 40th district in the Bronx on Sunday

Members of the New York City Police Department inspect a bullet hole in the windshield of a marked police vehicle in front of the 40th district in the Bronx on Sunday

NYPD officers are pictured in Brooklyn after a report on fired shots

NYPD officers are pictured in Brooklyn after a report on fired shots

In Detroit, two people were killed and five injured in the violence of the gun on the weekend.

A family of five drove home from a cook when they were shot at 8300 block on Homer Street at around 1 am on Saturday, when someone stopped next to them and started shooting.

A 39-year-old woman died in the shootout. A 40-year-old man is in critical condition and the three other male victims – nine, 12 and 15 years old – are expected to survive, according to ClickOnDetroit.

Also in Detroit, a 15-year-old boy was shot dead around 12:10 p.m. early Saturday when a vehicle pulled up and a passenger asked the victim and then shot the teenager, Fox2 said. He is in a stable condition, but this shooter has not been caught.

At around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, a 19-year-old woman was shot dead on the west side of the city after someone shot the car in which she was a passenger.

Gun violence also shook Baltimore, leaving one person dead and eight injured.

Baltimore police said a woman was killed and a man was wounded in a double shootout Saturday morning.

Hours earlier on Friday night, four women were shot in a four-way shoot in southwest Baltimore.

On Saturday evening, a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were injured in a shootout at around 7.30 p.m.

A 28-year-old man was found in the southeast of the city early Sunday and sustained gunshot wounds.

In St. Louis, a child is in critical condition after being shot in the head at 10:45 p.m.

A family of five drove home from a cook when they were shot at 8300 block on Homer Street at around 1 am on Saturday, when someone stopped next to them and started shooting. A 39-year-old woman died in the shootout. A 40-year-old man is in critical condition and the three other male victims aged nine, 12 and 15 are expected to survive

A family of five drove home from a cook when they were shot at 8300 block on Homer Street at around 1 am on Saturday, when someone stopped next to them and started shooting. A 39-year-old woman died in the shootout. A 40-year-old man is in critical condition and the three other male victims aged nine, 12 and 15 are expected to survive

At least seven shootings were reported in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, with four people injured. A police officer is pictured at the site of one of the shootings

At least seven shootings were reported in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, with four people injured. A police officer is pictured at the site of one of the shootings

According to WREG, at least seven shootings were reported in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday, in which four people were injured and one was killed.

A woman was fatally shot at the fireworks display on Saturday evening.

A teenager from the Whitehaven neighborhood was brought to hospital in critical condition after neighbors reported hearing a dispute in a house before gunfire occurred.

"We were over here," said a witness to the shootout. "We just repaired our tables, and the next thing we know is that the ambulances come from everywhere, and then the police came. I said, "What happened here?"

"I could imagine what other people's families are doing, what they are going through," added the witness.

About 30 minutes later, a woman was driving on Interstate 240 when a man driving a golden Pontiac shot at her vehicle.

Police said the woman was fine, but the suspect was not captured.

Another man was injured in another shooting in South Memphis on Saturday evening.

One of the men told WREG that he was driving back from his driveway on Alcy Road when he was shot at by three men who were driving past in a Saturn Vue.

"When I got back in the middle of the street, I took a short break because I heard a lot of fireworks, which I thought were fireworks, but they were shots," said the man.

The first victim said the attack was accidental.

Two people were fatally shot when shots were fired shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday at the Lavish Club in Greenville, South Carolina

Two people were fatally shot when shots were fired shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday at the Lavish Club in Greenville, South Carolina

A press conference near the Lavish Club on Sunday at which local council members condemned the violence that shook the city on the weekend of July 4th

A press conference near the Lavish Club on Sunday at which local council members condemned the violence that shook the city on the weekend of July 4th

"You just shoot," he said. & # 39; The car was in front of them and they just shoot. You don't know these people. They only shoot these people because they were in front of them. & # 39;

According to the police, no arrests were made at the Memphis shootings.

In the first five hours of July 4, at least five shootings were reported in Cleveland that injured four people.

In Omaha, Nebraska, police have asked the public for information about six different shootings reported between Friday evening and early Saturday morning.

Eight people were injured in these shootings and everyone should recover.

Four people were shot dead in Philadelphia this weekend.

The first shooting was reported on Saturday around 10:30 p.m. when a 37-year-old woman was shot twice in the legs and a 21-year-old man was hit in the head by a bullet. Both are in a stable condition.

In a second shot, two men, 26 and 22, suffered gunshot wounds to the leg. Both are in a stable condition.

In the first five hours of July 4, at least five shootings were reported in Cleveland that injured four people. The police are pictured on the site of one of the shootings

In the first five hours of July 4, at least five shootings were reported in Cleveland that injured four people. The police are pictured on the site of one of the shootings

Authorities in Greenville County, South Carolina, are currently investigating a nightclub shootout that killed and injured eight people.

Video footage posted on social media showed people at what appeared to be a rap concert at the club. The clip shows people in the club hurrying to the exit before the screen goes blank and shots can be heard in the background.

Two Greenville County Sheriff MPs noticed a malfunction in the Lavish Lounge just before 2 a.m. and saw a large crowd running out of the building, Sheriff Hobart Lewis said at a press conference.

Lewis told Greenville News that the incident was "probably related to the gang." He said the authorities are looking for two suspects, although no physical description of the armed men has been released until Sunday morning.

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