CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say there were nine homicides in what has been the deadliest weekend of the year in a city where fatal shootings had been in decline.
So far this year, there have been 50 homicides compared to 33 during the same period in 2019.READ MORE: Families Hold Unity Rally To Remember Loved Ones Lost To Gun Violence
The early totals have heightened concerns about a new spike in violence. Homicides and shootings have dropped significantly the past three years in Chicago, after a 2016 surge in deaths captured national attention.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slightly Warmer Temperatures Before Cold Returns
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We have been working around the clock on the unacceptable weekend violence that touched some of our neighborhoods. As of today, 3 persons of interest in already in custody from murder investigations & 2 from nonfatal shooting cases. Anyone w info send to https://t.co/yYAqzcE6QU pic.twitter.com/UC16I2RwEk
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 10, 2020