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Chicago murders expected to hit 500 in 2012

7:20 AM, Oct 2, 2012   |    comments
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Chicago, Ill (WGN) - The number of homicides in Chicago reached 400 so far this year, which is a 25-percent increase from the same time last year.

The latest victim was s 25-year-old man who was shot and killed after a fight at a fast food truck.

A group called Ceasefire is trying to put an end to it. It received a grant from the city to start working with police in two neighborhoods.

Experts predict the city's homicide rate will hit 500 by the end of the year.

WGN

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