The City of Chicago suffered its deadliest day in 59 years, recording 18 murders in less than 24 hours.
The University of Chicago’s Crime Lab’s records don’t go back farther than 1961, so it’s unclear if the 18 murders were an all-time record.
The Chicago Sun-Times described some of the victims:
A hardworking father killed just before 1 a.m.
A West Side high school student murdered two hours later.
A man killed amid South Side looting at a cellphone store at 12:30 p.m.
A college freshman who hoped to become a correctional officer, gunned down at 4:25 p.m. after getting into an argument in Englewood.