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Report: Homicides Hit 193 in Chicago, May Match Deadliest Year

Report: Homicides Hit 193 in Chicago, May Match Deadliest Year

By    |   Monday, 01 May 2017 09:04 PM EDT

Four people were killed over the weekend in Chicago, hiking up the number of homicides to 193, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Last year marked the deadliest in nearly two decades in Chicago as the city had 772 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims. It was the biggest rise in homicides nationally. The number of killings is about the same as it was at this point last year.

The number of people shot and wounded at this same time last year is down, according to the Tribune, with at least 1,051 people shot compared to 1,129 in 2016. The people who died over the weekend were just four of 23 shot over the weekend. The Chicago Police Department said, "violence driven by illegally obtained guns remains unacceptably high."

Violent crime rose in the largest cities in this country this past year, including Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Memphis, San Jose and Louisville.

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Report: Homicides Reach 193 in Chicago This YearBy Solange ReynerFour people were killed over the weekend in Chicago, hiking up the number of homicides to 193, the Chicago Tribune...
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