40 peo­ple shot over week­end

The Times-Tribune - - World -

Forty peo­ple were shot in Chicago over the bit­terly cold and snowy week­end, in­clud­ing three at­tacks in less than 24 hours that each left four or more peo­ple wounded.

Shoot­ings nor­mally de­cline when tem­per­a­tures go down, but not this year in Chicago. At least 80 peo­ple were killed in the city in Novem­ber alone. The dead­li­est week­end of the year so far was in late Oc­to­ber. Jan­uary started the year with at least 50 homi­cides.

The re­sult has been one of the dead­li­est years since the 1990s. The num­ber of homi­cides this year is more than 750 — about 60 per­cent higher than over the same pe­riod in 2015. More than 4,230 peo­ple have been shot in Chicago this year, about 46 per­cent higher than this time last year.

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