19 Shot in Chicago as Gangs Feud

More than a dozen were shot in a half-hour stretch
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2012 2:23 PM CDT
In a June 9 photo, residents stroll by as a young man is being arrested in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

(Newser) – Nineteen people were shot in Chicago last night and into this morning, 13 of them in a single 30-minute period starting about 9pm, reports the Chicago Tribune. In one of the incidents, eight teens—including two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy—were fired on by gunmen in a passing car, reports the Sun-Times, which notes that police call that stretch of South Shore neighborhood "Terror Town." Police say the attack was likely sparked from a gang clash over territory, and one of the victims of the drive-by was a 19-year-old woman walking to work. No fatalities were reported.

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