Chicago homicides climb over 500, deadliest year in two decades

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Over the Labor Day weekend, thirteen people were shot dead, bringing the death toll in that city over 500 for the year.

In all, over the weekend, 65 people were shot, with 13 killed, which makes this past weekend the deadliest of the holiday weekends thus far this year. Memorial Day weekend saw 69 people shot and six killed, with the Fourth of July weekend totaling 66 people shot and five killed.

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While it looked like the Labor Day weekend would be the quietest holiday weekend this year as of early Monday morning, the death toll and injury count skyrocketed up between 6 a.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday, making it instead the most deadly weekend. During that time period, nine of the thirteen deaths occurred, with 31 shootings in total taking place at that time.

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Members of the Chicago Police Department search a vehicle involved in a shooting in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard parked outside of Mount Sinai Hospital Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Chicago. Two males were shot and drove themselves to the hospital. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Members of the Chicago Fire Department work on a gunshot victim at the scene of a double shooting in Ogden Park Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Two males were shot and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
A member of the Chicago Police Department shines a light as Lacoah Curtis, right, cleans up her family's barbecue at the scene of a double shooting in Ogden Park Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Two males were shot and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Curtis said she hadn't been to a barbecue in a park in Chicago in years because of violence. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
A member of the Chicago Police Department looks around the scene of a shooting in the 3300 block of West Flournoy Street Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago. A man and woman were both shot inside a parked car and were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
A man holds a woman at the scene of a double shooting in Ogden Park Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016, in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Two males were shot and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Bullet holes can be seen in a vehicle involved in a shooting in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard parked outside of Mount Sinai Hospital Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Two males were shot and drove themselves to the hospital. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
An evidence marker sits next to a rifle casing at the scene of a fatal shooting in the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2016, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago. A 44-year-old man was shot in killed. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
A 'Happy Birthday' sign hangs outside a residence near the scene of a shooting in the 5200 block of South Sangamon Street Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago. The person was taken in serious to critical condition to Stroger Hospital. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Yvette Ruffin, left, talks to neighbors at her home where her son Travis was shot Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago saw its deadliest month in two decades in August, recording 90 homicides for the month, the city's police department said Thursday. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)
Ten-year-old Etyra Ruffin, right, shows her injured arm as she speaks next to her grandmother, Yvette, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago saw its deadliest month in two decades in August, recording 90 homicides for the month, the city's police department said Thursday. Chicago police say Etyra injured her arm as she fled from another instance of gun violence in the city. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)
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According to police, much of the last-minute surge in violence could be attributed to retaliation after a weekend full of parties.

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After this weekend, the number of homicides this year now totals 512, far above the 491 homicides for all of last year, with the number of people shot coming out to 2,930 people. This marks a rise in violence that has not been seen since the 1990s, when over 900 people were killed annually.

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