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Girl, 15, shot in West Pullman as Memorial Day violence dips from last year

A 15-year-old girl was injured in a far South Side shooting this afternoon during a Memorial Day weekend that saw a reduction in violence compared to last year's numbers, police said.

This weekend police said there were five people killed compared to 10 for the same time last year from about 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Monday, police said.  

While there were 6 people killed this weekend one of the deaths was ruled justifiable and not considered a homicide, police said. In that incident, Malcolm Dobbey, 27, was shot in the armpit in the 12100 block of South Indiana Avenue about 2:10 a.m. Sunday.

Dobbey, of the 600 block of East 92nd Street, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center an hour later, but it's not clear what happened prior to the shooting. Officials have ruled his death justifiable and no charges are expected, police said.

As far as the number of the shootings, last year there were 47 shootings compared to 20 shooting incidents for the same time this year from Friday at 6 p.m. until Monday at 6 p.m., police said.

In the lastest shooting this evening, a 15-year-old girl was shot at about 5:20 p.m on the 11700 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said.

The girl was shot in the shoulder and was taken to Comer Children's Hospital where her condition had stabilized, police said.

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