Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chiraq: City passes 1,000 shootings mark for 2017

While Chicago is slightly behind last year's pace of shooting, it is way above that of 2015.

From the Chicago Tribune:
Two people were killed and five others were wounded over a single hour in Chicago on Monday as the number of gunshot victims this year passed the 1,000 mark.

The city reached the grim milestone four days later than last year, which saw the worst gun violence in two decades, according to data kept by the Tribune.

As of Tuesday morning, at least 1,008 had been shot in Chicago this year. Last year, the city passed the 1,000 mark on April 20.

There have been at least 182 homicides this year, just two fewer than this time last year, according to Tribune data.
In related news, Barack Obama returned to his hometown of Chicago where he gave is first public post-presidential speech. Obama of course used to be a community organizer on the South Side.

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