At least 27 people were shot in Chicago over Christmas weekend as the city’s number of homicides spike more than 50 PER CENT from last year

Monday, December 26, 2016
By Paul Martin

Seven people were shot dead over Christmas weekend, according to police
At least 20 more were shot and wounded within 48-hour time period, cops said
Total number of homicides this year was 745, a more than 50 per cent increase from last year when the number was 476
Last year’s Christmas weekend saw 30 people shot and six of those died

26 December 2016

Chicago’s homicides have increased by more than 50 per cent since last year, as at least 27 people were shot over the Christmas weekend.

Seven of those individuals were fatally shot within the last 48 hours, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) reported.

Officer Jose Estrada, a spokesman with the CPD told the New York Times on Sunday that the total number of homicides this year was 745, a 56 per cent increase from 476 around the same time last year.

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