WATCH: Behind the News, Chicago Weekend Crime
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WATCH: Behind the News, Chicago Weekend Crime

Heavy.com Video Contributor, Marcus DiPaola, takes the streets of Chicago covering the constant shootings occurring in the middle of the night.

Chicago’s South and West side have been known for gun violence, and shootings have risen in the last year. Between 2015 and 2016, Chicago experienced 58 percent more homicides and 43 percent more fatalities from shootings than any other year, according to a study by the University of Chicago.

The study states that increases in homicides in American cities can be typical, but not in large cities like Chicago. Their research shows that this sudden boost came about in the month of January 2016 alone. Homicides and shootings skyrocketed compared to 2015 rates and continuously worsened as 2016 went along. The increase was mostly in gun crimes, and other crimes did not change nearly as much.

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Anonymous

“Tonight was a very good night for the city of Chicago, mainly because we didn’t have that many shootings!”
->You’re presuming that every shooting is reported. This is simply not the case, listen to this:

Anonymous

You should also include the story, or a link to the pd twitter when the police are involved:

“An 18-year-old man who allegedly was holding a gun in the back seat of a vehicle was shot by at least one Chicago Police officer early Sunday in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side. At 3:07 a.m., Grand Central District officers pulled over a vehicle in the alley in the 2800 block of North Mulligan after the driver committed an alleged traffic violation, according to a police statement. Officers approached the vehicle and saw someone armed with a gun in the back seat, police said. An officer and a sergeant fired their weapons, striking him in the arm and leg. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition had stabilized, police said. No officers were injured. A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. The officers involved in the incident will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, per Chicago Police Department policy. The Independent Police Review Authority will investigate the shooting.”
—–> TWITTER
Anthony Guglielmi‏Verified account @AJGuglielmi
Police Involved Shooting – Diversey / Mulligan. Offender shot by police after altercation. A weapon has been recovered, PIO responding.
1:44 AM – 16 Jul 2017 from Chicago, IL

Anonymous

“Not that many shootings” – Follow-up: There were 22 reported shootings in Chicago between Saturday night 6pm to Sunday 5am, with 2 homicides. The police responded one time.

Anonymous

Correction, not “responded”: The police were responsible one time.

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