Similarly horrible and heartbreaking are the nearly relentless shootings -- despite tough gun laws -- in the city of Chicago.
In 2016, there were 4,368 shooting victims in the Windy City. This year, as of Monday, 2,961 people had been shot.
In just the first nine days of October, 95 people were shot.
Since May, the number of shooting victims in Chicago has decreased each month relative to last year, according to the Chicago Tribune'sshooting victims database and website. However, the victim numbers are high. (The Tribune data are for "number of victims, not shooting incidents," and this includes non-fatal and fatal shootings; the number of shooting homicides is lower than the number of shooting victims.)
As the database shows, in January 2017 there were 312 shooting victims in Chicago; in January 2016, there were 297. The chart below shows the number of victims by month for both years.
In total, the Chicago Tribunereports there were 4,368 shooting victims in 2016 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016) in the city.Read more at CNSNews