Chicago ends 2022 in violence as holiday shootings leave 7 dead including young boy, 21 others injured
Chicago ended the year and started a new one in violent fashion over the holiday weekend as a spate of gun crimes left seven dead and 21 others injured.
One of those killed was a 9-year-old boy, Jarvis M. Watts, inside his home Sunday night, Fox Chicago reported. Several adults were interviewed in the case.
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Hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed and three others, ages 14, 15 and 17, were injured in a shootout between two vehicles in Washington Park.
Several men were killed and injured in several other shootings over the weekend, according to media reports. In one incident, two men were shot and killed inside a house on Friday night when shots rang out.
Murders in the city rose from 804 in 2021 to 695 as of the end of Saturday, according to police data. Robberies, vehicle thefts, burglaries and thefts have increased. Vehicle theft more than doubled between 2021 and last year.
Shootings have also decreased by 20% in 2022.
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During 2022, the Chicago Police Department seized 12,716 firearms from the streets, the department said in an annual report.