Chicago sees 90 homicides in August, most since '93
CHICAGO – Sixteen people were shot in Chicago on the last day of August, making it the most violent month in the city in 23 years, according to police statistics. Four of those shot Wednesday died.
At least 472 people were shot during the month and at least 90 homicides were recorded, according to the police department. That makes it the deadliest month since 1993, when 99 homicides were reported in July.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson again blamed the proliferation of guns and lenient sentencing laws for people charged more than once for possessing or using a firearm.