There were 384 shootings in gun-controlled Chicago during the month of August, resulting in “472 total shooting victims” and 90 fatalities.
The fatalities from August raised the city’s year-to-date homicide total to 468.
According to ABC News, this puts Chicago on track to tie–if not surpass–some high water marks for murder that the city hoped it would never see again. For example, the homicide rate “topped 600 in 2003”–a high point which is easily within reach this year. And the 513 killed in 2008 are almost certainly to be eclipsed by the end of 2016.
When compared to this same time last year, “murders so far in 2016 have shot up by 49 percent while shooting incidents have increased by 48 percent.” That is a roughly fifty percent jump for both.
Last weekend alone NBC 5 reported 10 people were killed and “at least” 57 more were shot and wounded in gun-controlled Chicago. Dozens were shot the weekend before that, including four fatalities. ABC News reported that a 7-year-old girl and a 36-year-old woman were among the dozens shot–bullets struck them as they attended a vigil for someone who had been shot and killed earlier.
And Breitbart News reported that 52 individuals were shot and nine killed during the weekend of August 12-15,
The Chicago Tribune lists the number of shooting victims in Chicago year-to-date at 2,829. There were 2,988 shooting victims for the whole of 2015.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.