Chicago shooting: Two men killed, at least 17 other shot at in 17-hour span

Two men have been killed and at least 17 other people were shot in a 17-hour time span beginning Friday morning.

Chicago shooting: Two men killed, at least 17 other shot at in 17-hour span

Chicago: Two men have been killed and at least 17 other people were shot in a 17-hour time span beginning Friday morning.

Chicago Tribune reported on Saturday that this is an equivalent of someone shot every 53 minutes.

A 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in the South Chicago neighbourhood and pronounced dead in hospital afterwards; and a 26-year-old man was killed in the 200 block of West Garfield Boulevard, Xinhua reported.

The shooting victims also include a five-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet and a 73-year-old man shot in the face.

Chicago Police Department is bracing for increased violence.

Chicago has just experienced the deadliest May in the past month, when 66 were killed.

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