FIFTY SIX people shot in Chicago over the weekend - four fatally

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A staggering 56 people were shot – five fatally – in Chicago over the last weekend of June, while police said shootings have hit a 'four-year low'.

In the first 12 hours alone, between Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 5 a.m., one person was killed and 20 others injured in gun violence, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

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The bloodshed comes just weeks after the city's worst weekend of 'gang-related' shootings so far this year as ten people were killed and dozens injured.

The youngest victim was 17-year-old Jarise Baker, who was shot and killed early Saturday in the North Lawndale neighborhood, according to CBS Chicago.

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The teenager and his girlfriend were walking home at around 12:30 a.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood when a car passed by and shot them both.

Baker was shot six times in the chest and upper body, and died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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His girlfriend was wounded in the arm.

Baker's family told CBS Chicago he was new to the neighborhood and was not involved in gangs or drugs.

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'We’re going to be on the police every day, all day, until we get answers for my nephew, because he doesn’t deserve it,' his aunt Alicia Baker told the channel.

The Chicago Sun Times reported that police said another fatal shooting involved an 18-year old.

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Juan Pimentel, of Hammond, Indiana, was arguing with another man in an alley at around 11:13 p.m. on Saturday in the 6000 block of South Komensky Avenue in West Lawn when the man pulled out a gun and fired several rounds before running off.

The teenager was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with multiple gunshot wounds and later died.

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Another man was killed after being shot in the head and the back in Gresham on the city's South...
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