Chicago Goes 4 Days Without Deadly Shooting—a Record
The last fatal shooting was shortly before 1am Sunday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2016 12:41 PM CST
Police clear a scene after a 15-year-old was shot and killed in November in Chicago. As of 12:52am Thursday, the city has gone four days without a fatal shooting for the first time this year.   (Alyssa Pointer/Chicago Tribune via AP)

(Newser) – The city of Chicago just set a record for 2016, though don't expect the mayor's office to issue a self-congratulatory press release about it. The Chicago Sun Times reports that as of 12:52am Thursday, the city has gone four days without a deadly shooting for the first time this year. Previously, Chicago's longest stretch in 2016 was back in April, when the city went 3 days, 9 hours, and 23 minutes in between fatal shootings.

The last shooting death in Chicago happened just before 1am Sunday when a 34-year-old man was shot during a fight. During the current four-day streak, there was one homicide—the fatal stabbing of a 58-year-old man Monday evening. There have been at least 691 gun-related homicides in Chicago this year. More than 4,200 people have been shot in Chicago in total this year, according to WGN.

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