Chiraq: Deadly Week in the Windy City, 100 People Shot in Seven-Day Period
Chicago has passed another grim milestone of violence with over 100 people shot in a single seven-day period.
Between Friday, August 5, and the following Friday, over 100 people were shot, with 99 of those occurring from Friday to the next Thursday. This brings the number of shootings to an incredible 800 more than this time last year, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The dangerous week included one of the most deadly days seen in Chicago in over a decade when Monday, August 8, groaned under the weight of 19 shootings and nine killed. One of the victims was a ten-year-old boy shot outside his home in the Lawndale neighborhood. – READ MORE