Chicago Shootings, Homicides Higher Than at the Start of Violent 2016

The Root

For Chicago, 2016 closed out as the deadliest year in two decades.

And it seems as if 2017 may be setting up to become just as grim; the Chicago Tribune reports that shootings and homicides in the Windy City are higher than they were this time last January.

According to the report, as of early Monday, at least 228 people have been shot so far this year, a 5.5 percent increase …