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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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According to police, the victim was shot in the face and fell dead in the street. The Chicago Tribune, which tracks violent crimes, reported the weekend violence raised the number of shooting victims this year to That is the enduring mystery that has left investigators stumped for more than two decades.

The Harrison district on the West-side has seen the most number of shootings this year : 423 (up from 237 shootings through this time last year ). Of the people shot this year , 30 have been children under 13- years -old, according to the Chicago Tribune, whereas, in 2015, 25 children under 13 were

  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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Chicago 's annual homicide number has climbed above 600 for only the second time in more than a decade. Three people fatally shot over the last two days brought the city's total Illinois State Police said there have been 23 confirmed shootings on area expressways this year , one of which was fatal.

Since 1986 more than 1, 600 people have been shot by Chicago police officers—an average of more than one person a week. In the 208 cases closed over the last two years , not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified. Should we be reassured?

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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