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CrimeChicago Police Say Shootings Reach 4-Year Low Through The End Of June

16:05  01 july  2019
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2 men injured in overnight shooting in York

2 men injured in overnight shooting in York York City Police say two men were injured in overnight shootings in York. According to police, they responded to four reports of shots fired between 12:42 and 1:30 a.m. Officers found the first victim, 34-year-old Simeon Hayes of York, on the 700 block of East King Street. Hayes was shot once in the left arm and once in the leg. He is currently in stable condition at York Hospital. Police also found a second man on the 500 block of Girard Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head. He is in critical condition at York Hospital. Authorities have not released his name. Police are investigating whether the shootings are related.

SOUNDBITE: Garry McCarthy, Chicago Police Superintendent: "In Chicago this weekend we saw way too much violence and an unacceptable level of violence. And just like the residents and communities we serve, no one in this department accepts a weekend like this."

CHICAGO — Four people were shot in the city 's Goose Island neighborhood early Sunday morning, according to Chicago A 22- year -old man was shot in the chest and taken in critical condition to Northwestern Hospital. Officials said all victims are known to police . No one was taken into custody.

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Heading into the July 4th holiday later this week, Chicago police say shootings have hit a four-year low.

The latest crime statistics come on the heels of a weekend that saw 53 people shot in Chicago, four of them fatally. Still, police said shootings are on the decline overall through the end of June.

So far this year, 1,229 people have been shot in Chicago, about 100 fewer than the first six months of 2018, and the lowest total since 2015. Police also said there have been 236 murders through the end of June, 21 fewer than the same time period last year.

During the violence over the weekend, 17-year-old Jarise Baker was shot and killed early Saturday in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

LMPD looking for motive after 6 people shot, 3 fatally overnight

LMPD looking for motive after 6 people shot, 3 fatally overnight It was a deadly night in Metro Louisville. Six people were shot and three of them died. A motive is unclear but officials said some of the shootings are connected. Around 11:15 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a shooting in the 3600 block of Parthenia Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they found two women in a car who had been shot. One of them died at the scene, and the other woman was taken to University Hospital with injuries that officials said were non-life-threatening. Then officers heard of another shooting on the same block. This time they found a man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Hospital where he died.

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Chicago is seeing a spike in crime, particularly gun violence, that has alarmed the entire city . Currently pushing over 1,500 shootings to date this year , th Currently pushing over 1,500 shootings to date this year , the month of June has shown no signs of slowing down.

Baker was walking his girlfriend home around 12:30 a.m. near 18th and Keeler, when someone in a passing car shot them both. Baker was shot in the chest and upper body, and died at Mount Sinai Hospital. His girlfriend was shot in the arm, and was stabilized at Mount Sinai.

During a vigil Sunday night, relatives said Baker was not involved in a gang or drugs.

“We’re going to be on the police every day, all day, until we get answers for my nephew, because he doesn’t deserve it. Six shots to my body, is you serious,” said his aunt, Alicia Baker. “

Most recently, two people were shot outside a 7-Eleven convenience store near 61st and Kedzie. Witnesses told police the victims were walking when a dark-colored SUV drove up, someone got out of the rear driver’s side, and began shooting.

Police said a 40-year-old man was shot in the head, leg, and ankle; and a 30-year-old woman was shot in the eye, leg, and shoulder. Both were in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD on Monday announced that crime across the board in NYC is down -- in fact, it's a new record-breaking low for the first half of any year -- but there's one category that experienced an uptick: shootings. The NYPD said the year-to-date index crime is down by almost 2,500 complaints, a nearly 5.5% decrease. Shooting incidents for June, however, were are up 27.1 percent and year-to-date shootings are up 7.1 percent. ...listen to the audio...

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