2016 Homicides Approaching 600 in Gun-Controlled Chicago

Welcome to Chicago 01Homicides in gun-controlled Chicago so far this year are approaching 600 following another weekend of firearm-related death and mayhem.

The Chicago Tribune reports that “at least 35” people were shot and wounded and another five were shot and killed between 6 pm Friday, October 7, and the morning of October 10. “Four people were shot within six blocks of each other over one hour Sunday night.”

Last weekend’s violence brings the total number of homicides in the city to 578 year-to-date.

chicago-police-departmentThe Tribune reports there have been a total of 3,368 shooting victims between January 1 and October 11, 2016 — that figure includes fatal and non-fatal shootings. There were 2,988 shooting victims for the whole of 2015.

Violence in gun-controlled Chicago set a record in August 2016 with 472 people shot and 90 people killed, according to ABC News. It was the deadliest August in two decades and it came on the heels of the deadliest July since 2006.

ABC News also reported “nearly 12” people, on average, were shot every day in Chicago between January 1 and September 1.

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