Chicago Police Fired Gun Once Every Five Days In Six Years

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In 435 Chicago shootings over a recent six-year span, officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others, firing a gun at someone every five days, on average. While a few of those incidents captured widespread attention, they occurred with such brutal regularity — and with scant information provided by police — that most have escaped public scrutiny. After months of struggles with Chicago police to get information through the Freedom of Information Act, the Chicago Tribune Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!