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Eight dead and 58 injured in shootings in Chicago over the Thanksgiving weekend as the city's homicide rate hits a ten-year high

About 58 people were shot in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend, leaving eight dead as the city faces the highest number of homicides in more than a decade.
The latest victim is an 18-year-old who was shot dead in his vehicle at 2pm on Sunday.
Two gunmen outside a house party on Saturday night left one dead and five others injured, while another shooting killed a 16-year-old boy on Friday evening. 
In October, Chicago surpassed 600 homicides this year, in numbers that have not been seen since 2003. There were 468 murders in 2015, and 416 the year before. 
On Sunday afternoon, an 18-year-old was in a parked vehicle when a suspect in an SUV opened fire in a drive-by shooting.
The victim was hit several times, and drove himself to the Christ Medical Center about five miles away, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
Rickey J King, 37, was shot in the head just 10 minutes before, by someone who opened fire from across the street in East Garfield Park and ran off, police said. 
Eric Peoples, 30, died on his own birthday, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
He was in a parked vehicle with a 31-year-old when two men emerged from a silver car at 2.38am on Sunday and opened fire, police said.

Peoples died at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head and body, while the 31-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he has stabilized with a wound in his right arm.
On Saturday afternoon, a 56-year-old man was shot in the head after witnesses said they saw two men getting into a fight on the 6600 block of South Kenwood Avenue, police said. He has not been named.
An earlier shooting outside a house party left a 20-year-old man dead with a gunshot wound to the chest on the 8800 block of South Exchange and five others injured. The victim's name has not been released.
Another 20-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition after he was shot in the groin.
A bullet grazed a 25-year-old woman's head, and two other men were shot in the arm and hand. All three have stabilized.

Diego Alvarado, 16, was shot in the back, groin, and arm around 6.40pm on Friday, near his home in the Back of the Yards, according to police. He died at Stroger Hospital less than an hour later.
On Friday afternoon, two people robbed Thomas Smith, 24, before shooting him in the abdomen in Englewood, police said. He died at 4.30pm.
Officers said they saw Celotha Mitchell, 37, fatally shoot Jeffery Banks, 35, while they were on patrol around 12.30am on Friday, NBC reported.

Mitchell shot a second person in the arm, and he was shot and killed by police. 

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