The 436th homicide victim of the year was a man in his 30s who was shot on Monday.
Chicago’s homicide count has garnered national attention and the town now has a nickname –”Chiraq” – an allusion to the war-torn country of Iraq.
President Barack Obama mentioned the violence in an MTV interview on Friday.
“I live on the South Side of Chicago,â€ said Obama. “Some of these murders are happening just a few blocks from where I live. I have friends whose family members have been killed.
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