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CHICAGO, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed and four others injured at a gathering inside a home on the South Side of Chicago Tuesday morning.

Chicago police responded to a call after 5:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) following an argument at a gathering inside a residence, where shots were fired, local media quoted Chicago police.

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene. Four others were wounded and taken to hospital, with two in critical condition, according to police.

"Circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation," police said in a media notification.

Chicago is notorious for shooting crimes in the United States. According to the Chicago Tribune crime team which tracks shooting victims in Chicago, 1,587 people have been shot so far this year in the city, 195 more than in 2020.

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