<p>Ge Ge Gatewood, right, reacts after hearing gunshots at the scene where a possible suspect in the killing of three people has fired shots at officers surrounding a south side home where he is barricaded Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Chicago. Gateway's two teenage children are in the home next door and went to the basement when they heard the shots. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers returned fire but it was unclear if the man was hit. No officers were hurt. Co-worker Alton Kelly, left, comforts Gatwood at the scene. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)</p>
The Associated Press
Posted at 7:04 AM, May 31, 2016
and last updated2016-05-31 07:04:33-04
CHICAGO (AP) — Gun violence has marked the unofficial start of summer in Chicago, where dozens have been shot and six have been killed over Memorial Day weekend.
The Chicago Tribune reports a total of 15 people were shot overnight into Tuesday, two fatally. The newspaper says those shootings bring the total number shot since Friday to 68.
Chicago police say final numbers will be released later Tuesday.
Police had announced plans to step up patrols throughout the city in an effort to prevent violence that occurred during Memorial Day weekend last year, when a dozen people were killed and 44 more were hurt.
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