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Police Detective at Crime Scene

Unfortunately, this staggering number is true for the city of Chicago this year.

As of September 18, 2017, following a deadly weekend the city head in which 10 people were killed and 31 injured, they recorded 500 homicides.

According to the Chicago Tribune, 24-year-old Juan Bahena Jr. was the 500 homicide. On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Bahena was sitting in his car when a tan van drove by unleashing bullets on his car.

The bullets struck him in the neck, thigh, and buttocks, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Chicago Tribune records and keeps data of all homicide deaths in the city. Although nothing compared to last year, when they reached this number by the end of August, data shows that homicides are down by 7 percent.

At midnight on Saturday, September 16, 2017, officers recorded 486 murders for the year while last year around this team they had well exceeded that number with 521 murders.

Bahena was 1 of 2, 718 people shot in Chicago this year which is an 11% decrease from the 3,066 last year at this time.

Ray a 27-year-old father who just moved back to the neighborhood said, “This is the first time I’ve seen something like this since I’ve been back.” He explained that he expected this kind of violence regardless of the weather getting cooler because, “it’s never over.”

(Source: Chicago Tribune & Chicago Tribune Data)

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8 thoughts on “City Of Chicago Records Its 500th Homicide

  1. So sad and obviously none of the top dogs-Mayor Emmanuel nor the PC are concerned much
    with all of these murders and lost lives!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chi-town has now become MURDER CITY.

    We need to have LOVE AGAIN TOWARDS EACH OTHER AND STOP WITH ALL THIS SELF-HATE/JEALOUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sad and pathetic as a black person for real it is pathetic that everyone does take to the streets in protest and I understand if a officer shoots a black person but 500 and counting , what’s really going on. No is making these youth kill each other you have a choice to do better and this is what you do. Really no excuses. Stop the madness.

  3. ResponsibilityInControl on said:

    BLM?…………………….Silent!!!!!!!!!!! Again BLM is not helping in any way at all. BLM this is a majority of black on black crime that makes up this number of 500. ……………………………………….Training Day “Jake Hoyt:
    Oh, what, so just let the animals wipe themselves out, right?

    Alonzo Harris:
    God willing. Fuck ’em, and everybody that looks like ’em.

  4. Where is black lives matter ? I know folks who raise all kinds of hell when a cop shoots a black person and when I point out the numbers discrepancy, cops killing us versus us killing us…no comment!!!!!

  5. Huuum I’m sure tonight I’ll see MASS protests on the news regarding the slaughter of innocent lives in that city, I mean cop shoots 1 drug dealer and guilt ridden whites and angry blacks protest and riot but wow 500 I should be able to see the flames from my yard

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