County that includes Chicago tops 2019 homicide total amid shooting spike – Reports

County that includes Chicago tops 2019 homicide total amid shooting spike

The county that includes Chicago has seen an alarming crime spike this year, including more more homicides recorded than all of 2019 — with the vast majority in the Windy City and the result of soaring gun violence, records show.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Tuesday said it had logged the 677th homicide of 2019, eclipsing last year’s total of 675, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Shootings were the cause of 86 percent of the homicides this year, the medical examiner said….

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