By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) The month of May ended as the deadliest in 21 years in Chicago, according to new numbers out from the police department.
There were 66 murders, 318 shootings and 397 victims on the streets of Chicago last month.
The last killing of the month was a 15-year-old who was shot while sitting in a car. The shooting happened in the 2900 block of East 89th Street.
Towards the beginning of May, Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson said this:
“Well we have things in place looking forward to the summer months. The summer time always gives us pause for concern,” Johnson said.
Weeks later, Johnson says he is still feeling optimistic about changes that are happening within the department to quell the violence.
He calls a steady fall in violence since the beginning of the year progress.
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