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Mother loses fourth child to gun violence

Associated Press Published: January 28, 2013

Chicago authorities say seven people were killed and six wounded in gun violence in one day.

Among those killed Saturday was a 34-year-old man whose mother had already lost her three other children to shootings.

Ronnie Chambers, who was his mother Shirley's youngest child, was shot in the head while sitting in a parked car on the city's West Side, according to Yahoo! News.

"Right now, I'm totally lost because Ronnie was my only surviving son," Chambers told a local TV station.

Chicago's homicide count eclipsed 500 last year for the first time since 2008. The city's homicide rate was almost double in the early 1990s, averaging around 900, reports.

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