Forty-three people were shot, including five fatally, over Halloween weekend in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s strictly gun-controlled Chicago.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that beginning with Friday, each day in the weekend became more violent. For example, “three wounded and one killed Friday night, 11 wounded and one killed on Saturday, and 25 shot — three fatally — on Sunday.”
The forty-three shot represents a marked increase in gun crime compared to the Halloween weekend of 2017, when 30 were shot, including two fatalities.
Emanuel had announced that he would not seek a third a term in office, a decision which came just weeks after the number of shooting victims in Chicago surpassed 2,000 for 2018.