Chicago Mayor: Shootings In Englewood Down 43 Percent From Last Year
Chicago officials are talking up a big drop in gun violence in a part of town that has struggled with shootings for years.
On Monday at the police department’s Englewood District, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said shooting incidents there this year are down 43 percent from last year and that there has not been a shooting in the district for more than a week.
A police spokesman said, as of Sunday, there had been 2,339 shooting incidents citywide this year. That’s almost 17 percent less than this point last year — Chicago’s most violent year in two decades.