Chicago Sees 6 Days With No Homicides. That's a Big Deal

It hasn't happened since 2012
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2017 12:49 PM CST
In this Feb. 15, 2017 photo, police tape litters the ground at the scene of a Feb. 14, shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities say was the intended target in Chicago, Ill.   (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

(Newser) – A 23-year-old man was shot to death while sitting in a vehicle in Chicago around 11am Feb. 26. And a 22-year-old man was shot to death on a Chicago street around noon Saturday. There were no homicides in between those two—marking a six-day homicide-free streak, which the city hadn't seen since Dec. 3-9, 2012, the Chicago Tribune reports. So far in 2017, there have been more shootings overall (539) than at this point in 2016 (520), but fewer homicides—103 so far this year by March 5, compared to 109 last year. The last day that no one was shot in Chicago was Feb. 28, 2015. (Read more Chicago stories.)

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