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Cruel Winter: Chicago’s Shooting Epidemic Continues With 43 Homicides In January 2013 [PHOTOS]


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During January 24th through the 31st, there were 10 homicides in Chicago due to handguns. The deadliest day of the week came on Saturday January 26, that left seven men dead, with six of them victims of gunshot wounds. A 32-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago while one unidentified man was killed in the Bridgeport section of Chicago.


Below are the victims’ names:

Ronald Peters, 50, gunshot 1-25-13
Ronnie Chambers, 33, gunshot 1-26-13
Allen Smiley, 41, gunshot 1-26-13
Norman Stokes, 38, gunshot 1-26-13
Dimitiri Buford, 32, gunshot 1-26-13
Willie Wilson, 33, stabbing, 1-26-13
Unidentified black male, gunshot, 1-26-13
Antonio Fenner, 16, gunshot 1-26-13
Gino Angotti, 20, gunshot 1-29-13
Devin Common, 27, gunshot, 1-29-13
Hadiya Pendelton, 15, gunshot, 1-29-13





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  • WM

    This is extremely sad.. I live in a big city (10M+) and it’s a shock if we exceed 70 murders a YEAR. Last summer we had what we called the season of the gun because 32 people were shot in 22 days and THAT statistic caused a massive inquiry into our city’s police department…. Chicago needs to get it together…

  • Ralfine

    For comparison: Hong Kong has 7 million people and a very high population density. 2012 there have been 27 homicides in the whole year.

  • Thismy$2

    Obviously the CPD needs help call in the national guard and do the stop and frisk like NY for 6 months. The gang bangers don’t leave their guns at home so if you stop them that’s another gun off the street and reduction in crime.Build the jails and they will come!!!

    • chiboi773

      Chicago seizes more guns than nyc.. we been had stop and frisk they just dont call it that