At Least 7 More Shot in Chicago
Shooting violence continues after Thursday's spree
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2013 12:06 PM CDT
Updated Sep 21, 2013 12:33 PM CDT
Morris Shadrach Davis speaks outside his home on the west side of Chicago Friday. His 3-year-old grand-nephew was injured in a shooting this week.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – Chicago's violence is showing zero sign of abating since the shooting spree Thursday night that injured 13 people. In what's probably a troubling sign, the local media can't agree on just how many people have been shot since then: NBC Chicago counts 11 people, with five fatalities; the Sun-Times has eight shot, with four fatalities; and the Tribune has seven shot, with four fatalities.

Unlike Thursday night, the more recent shootings took place in scattered locations around the city rather than in one spot. And while that is typically the case in the city's shootings—they involve one or two victims at a time—a separate Tribune article notes that sprayed gunfire that hits multiple victims isn't that uncommon: It counts 89 shootings involving three victims since the start of 2012, another 31 shootings with four victims, and nine more with five victims. The overall number of people shot in that period: 2,853.

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NorCalHal
Sep 23, 2013 1:26 AM CDT
Data / facts show us that Democratic mayors have been in control of most of the U.S. cities now facing financial problems, including bankruptcy, but how have they done in the areas of crime and gun violence? http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/gun-violence-is-not-a-republican-problem-its-a-democratic-problem/
tbone57
Sep 22, 2013 7:19 PM CDT
Maybe "ChiTown" should be renamed "DieTown."
movieboy
Sep 22, 2013 5:44 AM CDT
It might help if they start locking up a few people instead of letting them go. Or ignoring the problem. The police know exactly who the bad guys are. The courts cant do nothing, or wont. The street gangs own the streets. Let them have it, or lock them up! Simple! I would not live in chicago if you bought me a million dollar house to live in for free. I would sell it! I spent one night at chicago o'hare airport back in 1980. That was enough for me! Never went through there again. Waste of space. Shove the whole city into the lake. It will fit.