This came only a day after a weekend where 4 were killed and 22 hurt in shootings in Chicago.
Those numbers are slight compared to the shootings over the Fourth of July holiday weekend this year where a staggering 72 shootings occurred, with as many as a dozen ending up dead. Among those shot were two small boys, one a 5-year-old and the other a 7-year-old.
You wouldn’t know it from these statistics, but Chicago has actually experienced a drop in crime rates–including murder–so imagine how bad it was before. In 2012, for instance, there were a total of 516 murders and 11,866 gun related crimes in the city. This year that number will be smaller with 200 some murders thus far as the year winds down.
Rahm is working on a plan…