125 shot, 20 fatally, in first 11 days of the new year in Chicago

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Source: Chicago Tribune

Source: Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Chicago’s violent start to 2016 continues after more shootings occurred Tuesday night.

There have been at least 125 people shot in Chicago in the first week and a half of the new year, 20 of them fatally, according to data kept by the Tribune.

That’s more than twice the number as last year.

A police spokesman blames it on gang conflicts driven by social media and petty disputes.

They say more gang enforcement teams are being deployed to help avoid violent acts of retaliation.

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