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Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 183 murders this year

Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 183 murders this year

One good thing about the week is that there were no homicides over the weekend. This was remarkable because seven people were shot between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. So if you happen across a trauma surgeon or an off-duty EMT this week, buy them a drink. They probably need it.

Monday, July 3

8:10 p.m. Ronnie Banks, a 56-year-old African-American man, was inside a convenience store on the 800 block of N. Carey Street, which is the block where he lived, when someone shot him in the upper body. He died soon after at a hospital.

Wednesday, July 5

6:28 a.m. Elija Statton, a 32-year-old African-American man, was on the 2000...

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