Chicago Homicides DOUBLE From Same Period Last Year

Chicago Homicides DOUBLE From Same Period Last Year

Chicago Homicides DOUBLE From Same Period Last Year

Four homicides over the weekend and two more Monday morning pushed Chicago's homicide count so far this year to double the same period last year. 

The city has recorded at least 95 homicides since the first of the year, compared to 47 last year, according to data kept by the  Tribune. The city has also more than doubled the amount of people shot - about 420 this year compared to 193 last year. 

Thirty-two people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, the youngest among them a 3-year-old boy shot in the leg in the Englewood neighborhood. 

The boy was shot as he played with a relative in the 5600 block of South Wolcott Avenue on Saturday afternoon.  He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. 

Police said the boy apparently was hit by a stray bullet fired in a gang fight. No one was reported in custody.

Hours earlier, a woman and a security guard were wounded outside a South Loop nightclub.

A group of people had started fighting inside the Shrine, at 2109 S. Wabash Ave., just before 2 a.m. and were escorted outside by the club’s security, police said. Shortly afterward, someone fired shots from a burgundy car in front of the club.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in the head and a 36-year-old man, a security guard at the club, was shot in the leg, according to police. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the woman was listed in critical condition and the guard was stabilized, police said.

 

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