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Chicago Surpasses 1400 Shootings In 2018

Chicago Surpasses 1400 Shootings In 2018

Four men were killed and 23 people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago over the weekend as the number of people shot in the city this year surpassed 1,400.

The shootings stretched across Chicago, from Wicker Park to the Southeast Side between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

So far this year, at least 1,433 people have been shot in the city, and there have been at least 246 homicides, according to data kept by the Tribune. Shootings and homicides remain down from 2016 and 2017, years of record-breaking violence, but are higher than other recent years. This time last year, at least 1,945 people had been shot; this time in 2012, 1,334.

 

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