At least 57 people have been shot with five people dying from their wounds in Chicago over the weekend.
According to the Chicago Tribune the total number of people shot in the city this year recently passed 1,800 with authorities describing it as like a 'war zone'.
This weekend 18 people were shot on Friday evening, 23 on Saturday, and 21 were shot early Sunday.
A particularly violent spell between Saturday night and Sunday morning accounted for 18 people shot - one of whom died.
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