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Six people killed, 10 others wounded

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – Six people have been killed and at least 10 others wounded in shootings and other violence across Chicago over the long Memorial Day weekend.

Among the dead was a 17-year-old who was shot in the jaw Saturday night in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the boy, Dashawn Johnson, died of his injuries Sunday night at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Police say officers also shot and killed a man after he lunged at them with a knife. Police say the officers were responding to an emergency call from fire department paramedics who were confronted by the man Saturday night in the Englewood neighborhood.

Sixty-two-year-old Michael Myers was taken to the hospital in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead.

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