Chicago Almost Went An Entire Week Without A Fatal Shooting For The First Time Since 2012

Chicago Almost Went An Entire Week Without A Fatal Shooting For The First Time Since 2012
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For the first time in over four years, the city of Chicago went six full days without a single fatal shooting.

According to The Chicago Tribune, the streak ended when a 22-year-old man was found dead on the city's West side around noon on Saturday. His death was ruled a homicide as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Prior to the man's death, a homicide hadn't been documented in the city since February 26, when a 23-year-old man was killed while sitting in his car on the West side, about three and a half miles away from Saturday's shooting.

The last time Chicago experienced a six-day stretch without a single homicide was from December 3 to 9, 2012, according to a Tribune analysis.

There have been at least 539 shootings so far this year in Chicago, including nine this past weekend in which 11 people were wounded.

At least one person has been shot in Chicago every day since February 29, 2015, per Tribune data.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Tribune that the recent streak should be attributed to the efforts of local residents and business owners.

"We are there to support them," Guglielmi said. "The credit goes to our community partners."

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