More than 200 shot in Chicago, three weeks into new year
CHICAGO — The number of shooting victims in Chicago has passed 200 just three weeks in the new year.
The tally so far is already higher than the totals for the entire month of January over each of the the last four years, the Chicago Tribune reports.
As of Friday, 202 people had been shot in the city in 2016, 34 of them fatally.
In January of 2015, 144 people were shot, 28 of them fatally, according to police statistics. In January of 2014, 106 were shot, 20 fatally. In January 2013, 190 were shot, 40 fatally. And in January 2012, 167 were shot, 38 fatally.
Most recently, three men were killed and seven others were injured Thursday night into early Friday.