Chicago Homicides in 2017 outpacing Murder Totals in 2016

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A child was with his 27-year-old mother and another man in the 5200 block of West Kamerling when gunmen “ambushed” them and began firing, hitting the three, police and relatives said. The mother was shot in the head and died.

There have been 410 homicides in Chicago as of today: 1,781 people have been shot and wounded.

A man shot to death early Friday near the former Cabrini-Green public housing projects on Chicago’s Near North Side, according to police, marking the city’s 400th homicide. These murders are exceeding last years totals which reached 405.

Not included in that figure are five people shot dead by on-duty Chicago police officers during confrontations that are being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority.

Additionally, the deaths of 10 people this year have been ruled homicides due to wounds that they suffered in years past, according to Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald.

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