The number of people shot in Chicago has now passed 900 just for 2021, continuing an upward trend of shootings that began in 2020.
Through April 19, 907 people have been shot in the city in 2021, 177 fatally. That is 214 more people shot since last year and 32 more fatalities.
Last weekend, a seven-year-old girl was fatally shot in a McDonald’s drive-thru, and her father was shot also.
They were two of the twenty-four people shot last weekend in Chicago, and the girl was one of three fatalities.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not been successful in reducing the gun violence in her city despite many attempts.
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