CPD: July 4 weekend gun violence relatively low so far

Chicago Police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante

Chicago police noted Saturday evening that there has been a relatively low level of gun violence across the city so far this holiday weekend.

One man was killed early Saturday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

At least 20 others were wounded in shootings on the South and West sides this weekend.

During last year's Fourth of July weekend, 63 people were shot, killing 10.

CPD said it would deploy 5,000 officers this weekend in hopes of curbing gun violence.
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