Chicago experiences three mass shootings in 6-hour span

Chicago experiences three mass shootings in 6-hour span
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[Ed. – Guess how many shots in either incident were fired by police.]

At least eight people were shot just before midnight Wednesday in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood in what was the third mass shooting for the city in a six-hour span.

The U.S. Justice Department is hoping to deter violence like what happened Wednesday, and on Thursday the DOJ is set to formally launch its gun trafficking strike force initiative in Chicago.

The Old Town drive-by shooting took place outside a BP gas station at Clark and LaSalle streets about 11:57 p.m. Wednesday. Chicago police were just wrapping up the scene about 4:30 a.m.

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At least eight people were hurt in the incident, according to CPD. One was an innocent bystander pumping gas.

Police said over 30 people were traveling on a party bus right by the gas station when someone inside a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee started shooting at them. The car was apparently stolen about two weeks ago.

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