Shootings up 76% in Chicago over last year

by Peter Heck · Jul 11th, 2020 8:12 am
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Last Updated Jul 13th, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Grim violence statistics continue to be reported from the city of Chicago, where the number of shootings has risen a massive 76% in the last year alone.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, has presided over a shocking increase in violence within that very community. According to NBC News,

"[N]early all the bloodshed concentrated in the city's predominantly Black and brown communities on the South and West Sides."

The last few weeks have been particularly bloody for the Windy City, with 79 shot over the 4th of July weekend alone.


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