CHICAGO (AP) - At least 17 people were killed and over 40 injured in Chicago's street violence over the weekend.
Two Chicago newspapers, which analyzed police data from Friday afternoon to early Monday, called it 2016's deadliest weekend. Chicago police couldn't immediately confirm that, though a spokesman said their weekend homicide count from Friday midnight through Sunday was 18.
Either way, the toll surpassed the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times' analysis of holiday weekends when violence typically spikes. Six people were fatally shot over Memorial Day weekend, five over Fourth of July, and 13 over Labor Day.