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27 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. Five died from their injuries. The statistics were reported by chicago.suntimes.com as of 1:40 pm Sunday, December 29, 2019. More likely will have died by the close of the weekend.
The deaths of two parishioners at a White Settlement, Texas church captured national media attention while the deaths of five in Chicago went unmentioned. Shootings in Chicago are so common they fail to qualify as news.
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