[Ed. – 1,400 people. Good to know. At least they’re on top of their statistics.]
The 5,000th gun taken off Chicago’s streets this year was found in a vacant lot between two homes in West Garfield Park Sunday. Police say it was fired by a juvenile suspect before it was recovered in the area. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Compared to this time last year, CPD has recovered nearly 25% more guns, according to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
“CPD recovers more total guns than any police department in the United States,” Johnson said.
Johnson held a press conference in the lot where the 5,000th gun was recovered to express support for new legislation introduced in the Illinois State Senate that would keep gun offenders in jail longer. …
According to Johnson, 1,400 people are driving the violence in the West Side communities encompassed by the 11th and 15th police districts.