Homicides in Chicago so far are 604 compared to 692 this time last year. Nevertheless, except for last year homicides are higher than for all the years at least to 2009.
Eight people have been wounded since Friday evening in shootings across Chicago.
The latest attack left a man critically wounded Saturday afternoon during a drug deal in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 25-year-old “was involved in a narcotics related transaction” about 2:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Van Buren when someone he knew pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
More than 12 hours earlier, another man was shot and critically wounded in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 41-year-old was found with a gunshot wound to the leg at 2:04 a.m. in an apartment in the 800 block of North Waller, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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