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
At Least 7 More Shot in Chicago
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)

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. (Read more Chicago stories.)

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