447…and Counting

Chicago's homicide count just surpassed last year...with two months to go.

With just under two months left in the year, Chicago has already surpassed last year's total homicide count. Two teenage boys shot and killed on an Englewood street Thursday evening were the latest victims.

The deaths of Brian Murdock, 15, and Quinton Buckner, 17, brought the total number of people killed to at least 447, according to reports from the Sun-Times News Group wire. At the end of 2007, 443 homicides were recorded in the city.

The official homicide count through Oct. 31 was 441, a 16.4 percent increase over last year at that time.

Read the full story in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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