Chicago Murder Count Hits 701, Highest in Two Decades

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In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, the Chicago Tribune reports. The 700 mark was reached about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and back as he drove, crashing into a bus shelter. The 701 . . .

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