Christ­mas week­end sees more than 40 peo­ple shot in Chicago

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CHICAGO | Chicago po­lice say more than 40 peo­ple were shot over the hol­i­day week­end and more than three dozen guns were seized.

The shoot­ing tally in­cludes vi­o­lence at a fam­ily Christ­mas party on the city’s South Side at which two peo­ple were killed and sev­eral oth­ers wounded.

Po­lice spokesman An­thony Guglielmi said in a state­ment that the ma­jor­ity of shoot­ings and homi­cides from Fri­day af­ter­noon through Mon­day morn­ing were “tar­geted at­tacks by gangs against po­ten­tial ri­vals who were at hol­i­day gath­er­ings.”

Pres­i­dent Obama be­gan his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer in Demo­crat-dom­i­nated Chicago, and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is now the mayor. The city’s vi­o­lent-crime wave — more than 700 homi­cides have been re­ported this year — are of­ten cited against the Demo­cratic anti-crime for­mula of tight gun con­trols and lim­its on po­lice use of force.

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