More than 50 people shot over the Christmas weekend in Chicago

Photo: Anthony Moretti 16April2016

Photo: Anthony Moretti 16April2016

The Chicago Tribune suggests the news is even worse when you go deeper into the numbers.

The number of people shot over the holiday weekend also sharply outpaced recent years. During the Christmas weekend in 2015, 29 people were shot and seven of them died. In 2014, when Christmas fell on a Thursday, the four-day weekend included 35 people shot and seven people killed, according to Tribune data.

This past weekend’s toll pushed the total number of people shot in Chicago this year to more than 4,300 and the number of homicides to around 770. Last year, there were 2,989 shooting victims and 492 homicides.

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