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“Tragic number”: Chicago reaches 500 homicides

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McCarthy released a declaration Friday calling the turning point a “tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods.”. The police department went back and forth Friday, initial confirming the 500th killing, then backing off and stating an earlier death was still being investigated. By late Friday, police confirmed 40-year-old Nathaniel Jackson had actually come to be the 500th homicide victim when he was fatally shot in the head outside a convenience store on the city’s West Side. The last time Chicago reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008, when the year ended with 512 killings. Last year, city records reveal Chicago had 435 homicides.

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Nathaniel Jackson

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McCarthy

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-0.195069 McCarthy issued a statement Friday calling the milestone a “tragic number that is reflective of the gang violence and proliferation of illegal guns that have plagued some of our neighborhoods.”
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City: Chicago

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Source URL: “Tragic number”: Chicago reaches 500 homicides

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Chicago police superintendent says the city has logged its 500th homicide of the year

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“Tragic number”: Chicago reaches 500 homicides

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