Reporting Courtney Gousman
CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s already been a violent start to the month of June, just as the city releases its monthly crime statistics for May.
This weekend’s shootings, which so far, canvass both the South and West sides of the city with a total of ten people shot- including three teens taken to various hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injures.
One man was killed in the Stony Island Park neighborhood. Police say a 18 year-old died after being shot outside a party in the 84-hundred block of South Constance, which happened around 10:45 last night.
And on this first day of June, police say both murders and shootings are down, compared to this time last year. The city has seen 71 murders through May– down 34-percent from 2012. Shootings are down 28 percent.
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said these numbers are the result of a change in police strategy, saying they show “real progress,” but are not yet a victory.