Seven people were shot to death and 30 more were wounded across Chicago over the weekend, raising the number of shootings in Chicago to more than a 100 a little more than a week into the new year, according to police.

The fatal shootings included two teens killed by a store clerk during a robbery in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, and one of three people shot at a party four blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.

As of Monday morning, at least 19 people have been killed in gun violence in Chicago so far this year and at least 101 more have been wounded. This time last year, nine people had been killed and another 31 wounded, according to statistics kept by the Chicago Tribune.

— From Friday afternoon through early Saturday, four people were killed and 12 others were wounded, including the three shot near the mayor’s home.

— From Saturday through early Sunday, three people were killed and nine others wounded, including the two teens shot in the South Side store.

— Nine more people were wounded through Sunday night, according to police.

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