In Chicago, gun deaths take no holiday

( CNN) The debauchery of fireworks and processions offered little consolation in some parts of America’s third largest city.

Chicago again — as in recent years — celebrated a cruel Fourth of July weekend, with at least six murders and roughly 40 shootings, according to police. Those figures don’t include the Tuesday holiday, when more revelers pour onto the muggy streets.

“Quite naturally, I’d like to see zero assassinates and zero shootings, ” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters on Tuesday.