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Chicago Goes 4 Days Without A Fatal Shooting

For the first time in 2016, the city of Chicago has gone a full four days without a fatal shooting, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The last fatal shooting took place around 12:52 a.m. Sunday. Joel Planas was shot during an altercation on the city’s Northwest Side.

Planas, 34, was involved in a scuffle with another man in the 3100 block of West Irving Park Road, the Chicago Police Department said.

Previously, the longest period of time without a fatal shooting was just over three days. That was in late April. Glenn Wheeler was shot at 4:37 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on April 26. He died about 90 minutes later, officials say.

Chicago has seen at least 765 homicides this year, including 11 people who died this year after being shot, stabbed or assaulted in previous years.

Of those homicides, 691 were gun-related, according to Chicago Sun-Times records.


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