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Chicago Shootings Hit 1K Earliest Since ’90s

The number of people shot in Chicago in 2016 has already has already passed 1,000, marking the fastest pace the city has hit such a number since an extraordinarily violent mid-1990s. According to data compiled by the Chicago Tribune, the Windy City hit the 1,000 mark six to nine weeks earlier than each previous year since 2012. At this same point in 2015, there were about 600 shooting victims; and in 2014, at this same point, there had only been 483.