Chicago saw one its most violent Thanksgiving holidays in years, with eight people killed and 62 others wounded between late Wednesday afternoon and early Monday
The toll towers over the number of shootings in the previous two Thanksgiving holiday weekends, according to data kept by the Tribune.
In 2014, five people were killed, including a woman inside the Nordstrom's store on Michigan Avenue, and 14 others were wounded. Last year, eight people were killed, including a 16-year-old boy, and 20 were wounded, the data show.
This year's tally does not include the three people shot dead by Chicago police over the holiday period.
In one of those shootings, authorities said officers fired at a man who had just shot two people, one of them fatally, early Friday in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side. In another shooting Sunday night, authorities said an officer shot and killed a man who wounded a pregnant woman in West Garfield Park.
Early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded at a house party, police said.
The number of people shot in Chicago this year is around 4,000, more than 1,000 above this time last year, according to Tribune data.
Shootings spike over Thanksgiving holiday weekend: 8 killed, 62 wounded Megan CrepeauContact Reporter Nov 28 2016
Gun control doesn’t work, and given that he’s from Chicago, Barack Obama should know that. This year, they’ve had over 4000 shootings and nearly 700 gun homicides. That’s a sizeable chunk of the nation’s shootings all in a single city, far out of proportion to it’s share of the nation population by a long-shot. And while liberals may say this is all despite their strict gun control, the wiser among of know that it’s because of their strict gun control laws.