Skip to comments.Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded
Posted on 05/07/2018 2:27:58 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The last seven days in Chicago have been the most violent week of the year, with just three police districts on the West Side bearing the brunt of the recent violence, according to data kept by the Tribune.
At least 85 people were shot between Monday, April 30, and this past Sunday, including a 4-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy, a 15-year-old on a CTA bus, a young mother, several other young teens, a federal agent and two relatives of a gunshot victim waiting outside a hospital.
Of those shot, at least nine died.
The city had been averaging about 42 shootings each week this year, according to Tribune data. With last weeks shootings, the average rises to almost 45 people a week. The least violent period was the week of Feb. 5, when 16 people were shot in Chicago.
Nearly half of those shot in the last week were hit by gunfire in three police districts that have long been troubled by violence: Harrison, Ogden and Austin.
The recent burst of violence brings the number of people shot in the city this year to at least 804, according to data kept by the Tribune. That's below the previous two years, when violence hit record levels. Last year at this time, 1,087 people had been shot. In 2016, the number was 1,199. But this year's numbers are still substantially higher than other recent years.
Homicides have followed the same pattern, with at least 161 this year. That compares to 198 this time last year, and 205 in 2016, according to Tribune data.
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Feral descendants of Mrs. O’Learys cow again.
Good thing they are such terrible shots, the death toll would be much higher if they weren’t.
Who gives a damn about that hell hole
Huh. We were just discussing the abysmal killed to wounded ratio.
Apparently the Chicago teens aim to maim. Not kill.
Ain’t that nice of them. Bless their hearts.
Rahms crisis not going to waste.
Sanctuary Gun City of the Demoncrats
Hogg......crickets...... Apparently no ARs were used so, meh. No parade/march required. Or,he’s recovering from the party in Dallas this past weekend.
Good thing guns are outlawed in Chicago, else somebody might get hurt...............
It’s refreshing to see Chicago ‘giving the protesters’ of law and order ‘room’ to protest.
Said in the spirit of the Philadelphia Mayor of a year or so ago.
“Good thing they are such terrible shots, the death toll would be much higher if they werent.”
There are neighborhoods where they don’t want to try their crap....it would be 76 for 76.
When was the last time a Republican Chicago mayor was in office?....................1931
William Hale Thompson (May 14, 1869 March 19, 1944) was an American politician, mayor of Chicago for three terms, from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931. Known as “Big Bill” Thompson, he is the last Republican to serve as mayor of Chicago to date.
Has Mayor Rahm jumped on the blame NRA bandwagon yet?
What does Boss Hogg have to say?
Who pays the medical bills?
The first full warm week of the year. That’s why. Happens every spring.
You really need to learn the facts. Guns aren't outlawed in Chicago and haven't been for over four years. Catch up ....
It was a Baltimore mayor. FWIW.
As if there’s a difference.
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