Crime More than 600 people have been shot in Chicago this year

19:40  16 april  2018
19:40  16 april  2018 Source:   chicagotribune.com

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More than 3,028 people have been shot so far this year in Chicago , surpassing the total for all of 2015—2,980. At this point last year , just 237 people were shot in the same district.

The city looks set to exceed 600 homicides by the end of 2016, an annual tally it hasn’t reached since 2003. The murder rate is already up 50% this year , and Chicago has recorded more homicides than New York and Los Angeles combined.

  More than 600 people have been shot in Chicago this year © John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune One person was killed and at least eight others were wounded by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend, bringing the number of people shot in the city this year to more than 600, according to data kept by the Tribune.

The first attack was reported around 3:40 a.m. Saturday after more than 24 hours without a shooting in Chicago, according to police.

A 40-year-old man was was shot in the chest and legs as he sat in a car in the 6600 block of South Minerva Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The lone homicide occurred early the next morning in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot around 4:50 a.m. Sunday in the 100 of North Lamon Avenue. Officers found him lying in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to the face.

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This year ’s toll is more than 66 percent higher than the same time last year , according to the Tribune. Through April 21, 2015, there were 600 people shot in Chicago ; through the same period in 2014, 483 people ; in 2013, 513 people ; in 2012, 667 people

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men shot to death in separate West Side incidents early Monday were part of a deadly weekend in Chicago that saw eight people killed and 49 others wounded in gun violence between And more than 1, 600 have been shot this year , according to Chicago Sun-Times data.

So far this year, at least 611 people have been shot in Chicago. That's substantially lower than the previous two years when gun violence hit record levels. At this time last year, the number was 901; in 2016, it was 946.

There have been at least 127 homicides this year, again fewer than last year at this time (171) and in 2016 (172). File photo of Chicago police cruisers. © Scott Olson/Getty Images File photo of Chicago police cruisers.

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