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Saturday, July 29, 2017

More people dying from gunshot wounds as Chicago marks 400 homicides


By Chicago Tribune, July 28, 2017

Four years ago, Chicago didn't record 400 homicides until just before Thanksgiving Day. The city has already passed that mark this year.

Chicago is on pace to have a deadlier year than 2016, when gun violence reached levels not seen in 20 years, according to data kept by the Tribune. While fewer people have been shot this year, more of them are dying from their wounds.

An analysis of Tribune data shows the percentage of fatal shootings is running about 1.3 percent higher than last year. The percentage had been declining in recent years but started to rise last year.


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