The Times-Tribune

40 people shot over weekend

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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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