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Monday Deadliest Day of 2011 So Far

By Anthony Todd in News on Jun 9, 2011 4:00PM

Photo by benchorizo.
With all the hype and hoopla surrounding "flash mobs" (or not) attacking and robbing people, it somehow doesn't come as a shock to hear that Monday, June 6th was the deadliest day of 2011, at least so far as homicides are concerned. The Redeye reports that 6 people were murdered on Monday, in incidents scattered throughout the city. However, none of the killings took place anywhere near Streeterville, the Gold Coast or any of the sites of the better-publicized assaults.

As Chuck pointed out earlier this morning, crime does happen in the rest of the city, and at a much greater rate, despite the blip. We also wonder whether more guns on the street would've prevented these 6 murders - frankly, we doubt it.