Our city, one year, 780 murders
by Mary Mitchell at the Chicago SunTimes:
Editor’s note: To memorialize the victims of Chicago’s most violent year in two decades, the Chicago Sun-Times wrapped Sunday’s print editions with 618 faces of the 780 people murdered citywide in 2016 — every victim’s photo that the newspaper could obtain. Columnist Mary Mitchell offers her take on steps to address the city’s violence problem here. To read more stories of homicide victims, go to the Homicide Watch Chicago website: homicides.suntimes.com.
They were murdered on one of the most sacred days on the Christian calendar.
Two of the victims were brothers: James Gill, 18, and Roy Gill III, 21.
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