Bloody Weekend in Chicago 5 Killed 47 Wounded in Shootings


Forty-seven people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, five of them fatally, as the pace of gun violence in the city has pushed the number of victims to nearly 2,300 this year, according to data kept by the Tribune.

So far this year, the number of people shot in Chicago is at least 740 higher than last year at this time, the data show. The city has had at least 268 homicides so far this year, which is about 105 more homicides than this time last year.

At least 19 people were shot, two fatally, during a 14-hour period between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 6:45 a.m. Saturday, police said. Two more people were killed and eight others were hurt in shootings from Saturday evening to early Sunday. Another fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon, and 16 others were wounded between Sunday afternoon and early Monday. Continue Reading

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