CHICAGO — Nearly 100 people have been shot in Chicago in less than a week — that’s between last Friday afternoon to early Thursday.
By the Chicago Tribune’s count, more than 2,500 people have become shooting victims this year. That’s up more than 800 from this time last year.
At least nine people were killed on Monday alone, making it the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years. Among the wounded that day was a 10-year-old boy shot while playing on his front porch.
Additionally, last month was Chicago’s deadliest July in a decade with over 65 people killed.
The last time Chicago’s homicide count was that high in July was 2006. It brings the number of homicides in the city to nearly 400.