UPDATED: 5/1/2013 12:12 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Three men were killed and at least 16 others were wounded in gun violence across the city from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning.
The spike of violence occurred as temperatures climbed into the 80s and the city basked in the warmest weather yet this year.
It also comes after Chicago police reported that the number of murders in April (24) was the lowest in about 50 years, WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports. During the first four months of the year, Chicago reported a total of 94 murders. It’s the first time since 1963 that the city had fewer than 100 murders between January and April.