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Chicago's murder rate down 69 percent in March, but begins April with shooting death on city's South Side

Blood is washed away from the sidewalk on April 1 after a 24-year-old man was shot and killed on South Eberhart Avenue on the South Side of Chicago, Ill. According to published reports, the man was the 73rd homicide victim and the 39th victim under the age of 25 in Chicago this year.

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