In the first six months of the year, Chicago has experienced a large spike in shootings and homicides over the same time last year.
Through last Sunday, the city saw a jump of more than 25% in the number of homicides, reaching 295, which is 60 more than the same period a year ago, according to a review of crime statistics. Ninety-six of those occurred during a 28-day stretch that covered most of June, the statistics show.
The Police Department and its new superintendent have struggled to get a handle on gun violence that has persisted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to stay-at-ag8亚集团官方网站home restrictions.
Most recently, ities have attempted a return to normalcy following the unrest and looting that occurred across the city in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minnesota on Memorial Day.
Detectives are investigating all three homicides. No arrests have been made.
Check back for updates.