Homicides in Chicago down 25 shootings down 30
Homicides are down in Chicago by about 25 percent compared to 2016 and 2017, years when the city was hit with its worst violence in about two decades, according to data kept by the Tribune.
The number of people shot in 2018 is down about 30 percent from the past two years. But as with homicides, shootings continue to outpace victims from 2012, 2013 and 2014, the Tribune figures show.
So far this year, 370 people have been shot and there have been at least 82 homicides. In 2016 at this time, at least 520 had been shot and there had been 109 homicides; in 2017, at least 540 shot and 108 homicides.
The toll from this past weekend was one person killed and nine others wounded, including three children injured in the same attack, according to authorities.
Arthur “AJ” Smith, 38, was fatally shot in a car in the Golden Gate neighborhood on the Far South Side early Sunday, according to police and family members.Read More...