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Gun Violence Reigns in Chicago

July 27, 2015

There is nothing more to add than the facts.


Seven people were killed in the dozens of shootings in Chicago since Friday.  The most recent was a 15-year-old boy.

In the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, a 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times in the upper body during an attack in the 2800 block of South Keeler Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Sunday and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An 18-year-old man was struck multiple times in the torso and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say at least 35 people were wounded in shootings this weekend.

The homicides this weekend bring the year’s total to 263, according to an analysis of a Chicago Tribune database on city homicides. That’s an increase of 35 over last year and 25 over 2013, according to Tribune data. The city has also seen more shootings, according to a Tribune database on shootings: 1,532 total gunshot victims through Monday morning this year, which is almost 100 more than during the same period in 2012 — a year that saw 500 homicides.

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