Fatal shooting appears to have pushed city's homicide toll to 500

Dec 28, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chicago Tribune

The fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man Thursday night on the West Side appears to have pushed Chicago's 2012 homicide toll to 500, the first time the city has had that many killings in four years.

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New Richmond, WI

#1 Dec 28, 2012
Diversity = FAIL

Bunch of animals.

Rochester, NY

#2 Dec 28, 2012
Cograts Chicago! Quite a milestone to reach!

Batesville, AR

#3 Dec 28, 2012
is this number just for the city of chicago or does it include surrounding areas such as zion, niles,elk grove?
QUO 30

United States

#5 Dec 29, 2012
All those murders must include the burbs to.Towns like Dolton,Harvey,Robbins and Riverdale.im just saying.
serialkillinggan sters

Bryn Mawr, PA

#7 Jan 15, 2013
They worry more about the spree killers like the school and movie theatre killers. And yet in big urban cities the local gangs basically become serial killers by dropping more bodies in a few months than these spree killers do all year.

How many murders is the average inner city gang member responsible for? I think they say once a person has killed more than three times on seperate occassions they can be considered a serial killer.

Serial killers tend to stay in public alot longer than a spree killer. I say you have better odds of being a victim of a serial killer than a spree killer.
Rahm Jizzbucket Emanuel

Oswego, IL

#9 Jan 16, 2013
Chicago makes Iraq and Afghanistan look safe! The funny part about all the killings is that if its leaders would actually call out those that are perpetrating the overwheling majority of these acts of violence (ie the black community) then the black community would react by rioting and screaming racism. Not to mention, the black community doesn't speak out against the violence either. Funny that you don't hear from the jackson's or the sharpton's when its black on black crime. I guess that would be admitting failure within their own community and leadership!

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