Friday, January 22, 2016

Over 200 shot in Chiraq so far this year

Abandoned home in
Clearly Rahm Emanuel's firing of police superintendent Garry McCarthy last month--over the Laquan McDonald death--hasn't made Chicago safer.

From the Chicago Tribune:
Three men were killed and seven other people were wounded in Chicago on Thursday through early Friday as the number of shooting victims in the city passed 200 three weeks into the new year.

The tally so far is already higher than the totals for the entire month of January over each of the the last four years.

As of Friday, at least 202 people had been shot in the city this year, 34 of them fatally, according to data kept by the Chicago Tribune.
But five more people were shot so far today--so that 2016 total is now 207 by my reckoning. Which means there are about ten shootings a day in Chiraq.

You'll find some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the nation in Chicago.

Related post:

(Photos) The abandoned homes of Chicago's violent Englewood neighborhood

1 comment:

Holding My Nose said...

Just imagine how bad it would be if just any citizen had access to a gun. /s off