NEWS | Chicago Has a Deadly Memorial Weekend; 40 Shot, 11 Dead

This has been one of the deadliest holidays in Chicago. According to Huffington Post & Chicago Tribune, there has been a total of 200 murders so far this year, last year at this time, there were only 134 murders(still a horrible number too)! It’s almost a 50% increase in murders, 14% increase in shootings(851 shootings)!

The youngest victim, who survived this Memorial weekend, was a 7-year-old girl. 4 of the 10 dead were teenagers. Here are some stories:

  • A 14-year old boy was shot in the face while eatting pizza with his sister at a pizzeria, he later died.
  • (mid 20s or 30s)Woman found shot in the head, dead in an alley
  • 20-year-old man shot dead in drive by
  • 33-year old man shot at a holiday party

On St Patricks holiday weekend, there were 49 wounded victims due to gunshots, 11 were shot dead including a 6-year old girl.(crimeinchicago2012.com)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel states the city will announce:

coordinated gang-reduction and neighborhood safety strategies

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