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Chicago theater performance canceled as 32 weekend shots ravage the city

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Violence in downtown Chicago resulted in eight deaths and a canceled theater production over the weekend as police tried to maintain control.

The eight deaths accounted for only a quarter of the shootings that took place in the city, which accounted for 32 on Sunday night, local ABC7 reported.

“The Chicago Police Department will not tolerate violence anywhere in this city, including in our downtown area,” the Chicago Police said in a statement following an incident that led to the cancellation of a planned performance of “Moulin Rouge” at the Chicago Nederlander Theater .

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Broadway in Chicago, which produced the show, said in a statement that the cancellation was “[d]due to a previous disturbance in L√łkken on Sunday afternoon. “

That’s what the police said [i]In light of the shooting that took place in the Theater District, additional resources will be deployed to supplement the 1st District’s permanently assigned patrols. “

The target of a deadly shooting Saturday afternoon was reportedly trying to rob two other men at the time. According to the local ABC station, the couple was walking from a store to a car when they started talking to a third man, who then followed them into the vehicle, took out a gun and hit one of them with it, asking them give him their possessions,

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Police told the store that in response, one of the other men pulled out a gun and shot him in the forehead, chest and leg.

The number of shootings is actually less than the previous weekend, where there were 42 shootings, which also resulted in eight deaths.

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