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June 24, 2013

Vincent Mayes Shot In Chicago: Weekend Violence Leaves 4 Dead, At Least 25 Hurt Since Friday

Three men were shot in the South Chicago neighborhood late Saturday afternoon leaving one man, 20-year-old Carl Austin, dead.

Police indicate the shooting was a drive-by and may have been gang-affiliated. The Sun-Times reports a green Chevy pulled up to the three men standing on a corner in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue around 4:25 p.m. and opened fire, the Sun-Times reports.

According to the Tribune, 14 more people were injured by violence that stretched into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Saturday's numbers add to the already troubling total of those injured and killed this weekend; starting Friday, the first day of summer, at least three people were killed and 11 more injured by gun violence in Chicago.

Vincent Mayes, 31, was the first homicide on the official first day of summer after he was found dead Friday afternoon in Garfield Park. Mayes was shot in the head and abdomen at about 1:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Adams Street, DNAinfo Chicago reports.

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