6 people killed, 10 wounded in Chicago violence

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 on 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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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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