Chicago Has Experienced Over 1,000 Shootings So Far In 2015
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jun 8, 2015 7:30PM
Over 1,000 shootings have been recorded in Chicago so far this year, as the city's gun violence counts continue to climb.
The warmer months are often the bloodiest in Chicago, according to crime reports. As the Tribune points out, last year the number of Chicagoans wounded by gunshots hit the 1,000 mark on June 15, about a week behind this year. As of mid-May Chicago had over 133 homicides victims for the year, up from 114 during the same time period in 2014.
As of Monday morning, the police department had recorded about 1,050 people shot and wounded in the city so far in 2015. There were over 33 wounded and 5 killed this past weekend from Friday to Monday.
Among those victims were 17-year-old Richard Edwards, whose mother looked on as police examined his body early Saturday morning on West 35th Street in Bridgeport. Edwards and a friend were shot while leaving a party, police told the Tribune. His friend, shot in the hand and shoulder, was in stable condition after being brought to Stroger Hospital.
Two 19-year-old men were killed early Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Austin and on Friday night a 27-year-old man was killed in Little Village and a 34-year-old man was killed in West Pullman.