DAILYKENN.com -- The first three days of May brought warm weather and violent crime to Chicago's black neighborhoods.
A May 3 report in usatoday.com claimed that 78 were shot in Chicago "since Monday."
Heyjackass.com reported that year-to-date 131 were fatally shot in Chicago with another 680 shot an wounded. The total number shot was 811 with homicides totally 160.
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CHICAGO — At least 78 people have been shot in the nation’s third-largest city since Monday, a troubling uptick of violence for a metropolis that has seen some recent success in reducing shooting incidents.
The surge in violence, which includes five people who have been fatally shot, comes as Chicago Police Department officials have expressed optimism in recent months that gun violence was on the downward trend in a city that tallied more than 1,400 homicides in 2016 and 2017 combined.
Chicago recorded a 22.3% reduction in murders and a 26.5% decline in shooting incidents for the first four months of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, according to police department data. April also marked the 14th consecutive month in which Chicago recorded a decline in gun violence, according to police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
But as the weather has warmed — Chicago endured the fourth-coldest April on record this year but saw temperatures rise this week — the city has seen a spasm of violence.
At least 28 people were shot between Friday evening and early Sunday, according to police.
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