The deadliest day in 60 years: 18 kills per day in Chicago
The bloodiest days were recorded on May 31 in Chicago (Illinois) - 18 murders were committed on that day, making it the deadliest day in 60 years. Writes about it Fox News.
The record was reached on the day that protests and looting occurred in Chicago after the death of George Floydat in Minneapolis.
According to the forensic laboratory of the University of Chicago, this day was the most brutal day in six decades, but the calculation has been carried out only since 1961.
On May 29 and 30, seven murders occurred. Together, 25 murders made this weekend the most brutal in modern Chicago history.
“We have never seen anything like it,” said Max Kapustin, senior fellow at the crime lab. “I don’t even know how to explain this.” This is the worst thing we have ever seen. ”
The second place in cruelty takes August 4, 1991, when 13 murders were recorded.
"The level of activity over the past week has been unprecedented, and the police department is actively investigating numerous incidents throughout the city and is working to determine the motives in these cases," said Chicago Police spokesman Thomas Ahern.
He said the department "is actively working to seek justice for all affected residents, especially those who were killed or injured as a result of these senseless acts of violence."
Among those killed on May 31 is Keishanay Bolden, an 18-year-old student of the University of Western Illinois who studied justice. She wanted to be a correctional officer.
She was mortally wounded during a quarrel in the Englewood area, where she grew up.
Among those who pay homage to Bolden on the WIU website was Rebecca Buchanan, an English professor who said: “Keishanai always smiled and had a contagious laugh. She was not only fun in the classroom, she devoted herself to learning and society. This is a tragedy for everyone. ”
Another 18-year-old student was also killed that day.
Police said Lazarra Daniels, a student at DRW College Prep, was shot dead.
University director Tony Sutton on social networks announced her death to classmates. He said her death was "an incalculable loss for her family, which hurt those who loved Lazarra."
Angelo Bronson, 36-year-old father of two young children, was shot dead while firing from a car. He lived in Washington and spent the weekend in Chicago at a party.
“The last person I could think of that to happen was Angelo,” said his longtime friend Ali Evans. - He was always so calm and laughed a lot. I just can’t believe that we are talking about him in the past tense. "
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