Statewide: Violence at the end of the school day
Fatal shootings of students near a school as they make their way home have been rare. But in Chicago in the last year there was a spike.
Last year, nine children 17 years old or younger were killed on a weekday in the hours that students head home — between 2 p.m. and 4:49 p.m. That's according to a WBEZ/Chicago Sun-Times analysisof shooting records and media accounts of killings over the last decade.
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