Chicago police say 65 murders occurred in city during July

Published: Aug. 1, 2016 at 6:23 PM EDT
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Chicago police say the 65 murders recorded in the city during July are the most seen during the month since 2006.

Chicago has recorded 381 homicides so far in 2016, compared to 264 murders through July 31, 2015.

Police said 2,394 people have been shot so far this year. In the same time period last year, 1,564 people had been shot.

There were 71 homicides in the city in June and 66 in the previous month. However, Chicago is still on pace to see more people killed this year than in last.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Monday most of the violence is coming from two or three of the city's 25 police districts. He also said nearly 85 percent of the shooting victims had prior contact with law enforcement.

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