CHICAGO (CBS) — Last month was reportedly the deadliest May in Chicago, in more than 20 years.

Police say there were 66 murders, 318 shootings and 397 shooting victims.

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A published report says that makes it the deadliest May since 1995.

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The 66 murders in May was a nearly 40-percent increase from the 47 murders recorded in the same month last year.

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May’s murder count brings the total number of slayings in the first five months of the year to 243— a 48-percent increase from the same time period of last year, when 164 people were killed, according to CPD.