15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park - At least 18 murdered in Chicago within the first 10 days of the year - Gun control working?
CHICAGO (CBS) – A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended.http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/29/15-year-old-girl-shot-...
With at least 18 homicides in the first ten days of 2013, Chicago, Illinois is on pace for more than 700 murders this year - a figure which would far surpass last year’s 516 and leave New York City’s murder rate in the dust.
In 2012, a total of 516 people were murdered in Chicago, most of which occurred in the city’s notoriously dangerous West and South Sides. Last year’s deadliest month was August, in which 57 people were murdered in the Windy City, many at the end of a gun barrel.
But this year there have already been 18 homicides in Chicago, six of which occurred throughout a single weekend. The city has already accumulated more than twice as many murders as Detroit, which saw a 20-year high in homicides in 2012. At the current rate of two or more murders per day, Chicago is on pace to accumulate more than 730 homicides this year, which would be a record high since 1997.
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