Chicago needs a resolution for the New Year: ending gang violence in the Windy City. The hometown of President Barack Obama just reached its 500th murder of the year under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a new record. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.
Chicago has hit a dismal milestone. A late night shooting has marked the city’s 500th homicide for the year.
40-year-old Nathaniel Jackson was shot on the city’s West Side around 9 p.m Thursday. He was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. The victim’s family has confirmed his identity.
Chicago Police say Jackson was shot in the head while standing outside a convenience store at Augusta Boulevard and Lavergne Avenue in the Austin Neighborhood.
One relative told WGN that Jackson had recently been released from jail and was living with a friend on the West Side.
It's probably time Emanuel gave former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani a call.
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