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After a violent independence weekend on the night of July 4, 5 people were killed in less than 7 hours

After a violent independence weekend on the night of July 4, 5 people were killed in less than 7 hours

During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, five men were killed by gun violence in the south and southwest of the city within less than seven hours.

Most recently, a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm during an argument in the 5100 block of East 47th Street in Garfield Ridge around 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, Chicago police said. He was taken to Provident Hospital, where he died, police said.

About an hour earlier, around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to calls about a person shot in the 11300 block of South Lowe Avenue in Roseland and found a 59-year-old tow truck driver and a 45-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds, Chicago police said.

It is unclear what prompted the attack, but police said the men exchanged shots at each other, with the trucker shot in the head dying at the scene while the other man suffered gunshot wounds to his body. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, police said.

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, 18-year-old Trumaine Hatchett was inside a home in the 8500 block of South Parnell Avenue in Auburn Gresham when he was shot multiple times in the body, police and the Cook County coroner’s office said. He was dead at the scene; police released no further information.

The first fatal attack occurred shortly after 9 p.m. when a man was shot in the 2100 block of East 71st Street in South Shore, police said.

The man, believed to be between 25 and 30 years old, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The local criminal police investigated the murder cases.

Over the July 4th long weekend, 22 people were killed and at least 84 others injured by shootings in Chicago.