芝加哥枪支暴力已经杀死了 3 更多的孩子在 2021 与同期相比 2020, 报告说

Chicago Sun-Times analyzed this year’s crime statistics and found that the rate at which children are being fatally shot is three times higher than it was during the same period in 2020.

Gun violence has claimed the lives of 10 孩子们, 年龄 15 and under, so far in 2021, compared to the three reported year-over-year, 出口报道, citing its crime records. This year’s shooting statistics show more children have already been mortally wounded than in 2019 as a whole, according to the Sun-Times.

I don’t understand how we are not as a city absolutely outraged,” 转速. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church in Auburn Gresham told the Sun-Times. “Our children are becoming extinct.

In all of 2021 至今, 52 of the almost 1,500 gunshot victims were ages 15 or under – up nine from the 43 reported at the same time in 2020, 根据报告.

One of those victims, an 11-year-old girl was struck once in the lower back during a drive-by shooting around 9 下午. 在星期天, 警察说. Witnesses told officersthey saw an unidentified occupant fire several shots from a red vehicle,” 警察 说过.

芝加哥周末暴力: 55 PEOPLE SHOT, INCLUDING 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL; 5 PEOPLE KILLED, 警察说

A family member rushed the girl to Roseland Hospital with serious injuries, 警察说.

That same day, a 15-year-old boy was standing outside on South Evans Avenue in the city’s Burnside neighborhood when he was shot once in his lower leg, 警察说, 警察说. The only details provided by police about the shooting was that the victim said heheard several shots and felt pain.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses reporters about a suspect in the killing of a 7-year-old girl earlier this year, 官员说.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses reporters about a suspect in the killing of a 7-year-old girl earlier this year, 官员说. (芝加哥警察局)

The Chicago Police Department said Monday that 55 people were wounded in 41 shootings citywide from 6 下午. Friday through Sunday. Five people were murdered.

Those shooting victims included eight people who were standing on a street corner when they were wounded early Sunday as occupants of a passing vehicle opened fire.

Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters Monday that homicides are up 5% this year compared with this time last year and shootings are up 17%. But he insisted that violent crime istrending in a downward direction” 在 “fits and starts.

Chicago saw a drop in homicides in May compared with the same month last year and it ended with fewer killings than any Memorial Day weekend in a decade.

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