9 Dead, Over 60 Injured in Chicago Holiday Shootings

8:12 AM ET

Multiple shootings occurred in the Windy City, a city plagued by high homicide rates, over the Independence Day weekend

The holiday weekend turned bloody in Chicago after multiple shootings left nine dead and 60 injured, ABC News reports.

The weekend of violence began in the early morning hours of July 4, when a 34-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Corey Hudson was attacked along with a friend who, unlike Hudson, survived the shooting. Three shootings involving the police also occurred Friday. At least one suspect was killed.

Gun violence continued throughout the weekend, with multiple incidents happening on Sunday night.

Chicago has been trying to tackle gun violence since 2012, when it was the only U.S. city to report over 500 homicides. Through sending police to dangerous neighborhoods and working with community leaders, the number of homicides fell to 415 in 2013.

Nevertheless this figure is still unusually high. New York City, which is three times the size of Chicago, reported just 350 murders in 2013. This year, 1,129 people have been shot in Chicago.