Amid the protests and riots, murders in some parts of the country are skyrocketing.
In Los Angeles, California, the police are reporting that homicides increased by 250 percent over last week.
FOX 11 in Los Angeles reports:
Homicides this week have increased 250% in L.A. compared to last week, LAPD says
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Tuesday that homicides in the city increased 250% over the previous week, and the number of people who were shot increased by 56% during the same period.
The increased numbers were recorded during the week of May 31-June 6, but officials also reported continued violence this week.
“The past 24 hours has seen four shootings, one of those resulting in a homicide,” an LAPD statement said.
The homicide occurred about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of North Vermont Avenue in the east Hollywood area. The victim, a man in his 40s, died at the scene. No information was available on the man’s identity, or on a suspect.
The week of 5/31 to 6/6, homicides went up 250% and victims shot went up 56% compared to the previous week.
The past 24 hrs has seen 4 shootings, one of those resulting in a homicide. Detectives are following leads to ID & arrest the suspects—but we’re also asking for your help pic.twitter.com/UXwZD7pPze
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) June 9, 2020
A similar thing is happening in Chicago.
FOX News reports:
Chicago sees its deadliest day in 60 years with 18 murders in 24 hours: report
Bloody Chicago recorded 18 murders on May 31, making it the city’s deadliest day in 60 years.
The dubious milestone was reached on a day Chicago was roiled by another round of protests and looting following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
The 18 deaths tallied by the University of Chicago Crime Lab made May 31, 2020 the single-most violent day in six decades, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday. The Crime Lab numbers go back only to 1961.
On May 29 and May 30, there were seven murders. In a city with an international reputation for crime, the 25 murders on those three days made for the most violent weekend in Chicago’s modern history, according to the paper.
Pray for America.