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August most violent month in Chicago in 20 years

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August is going down as the most violent month in Chicago in 20 years, as weekend shootings raised the number of homicides this year to just a few shy of all of last year.

A total of 67 people were shot over the weekend and 11 of them died.  It was one of the deadliest weekends this year and pushed the number of homicides for the month to 84 with three more days to go, according to data collected by the Tribune.

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