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Date TimeAugust 01, 2019
VoiceChicago police and residents are bracing for an increase in shootings in America's third-largest city, where the violence never takes a day off and rises as summer temperatures soar.
Chicago braces for rise in gun violence amid summer heat
With a major music festival set to begin this weekend during the warmest part of the year, some wonder if the demands on police to protect the event will leave problem areas elsewhere wide open for shooters.
Sixty-six people were shot -- 12 of them fatally -- in Chicago during the first weekend of August last year, and city authorities recorded 565 "criminal homicides" in 2018, almost all involving guns.

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