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LAPD Chief: Los Angeles Could See More Than 300 Homicides This Year

Los Angeles Daily News-

Dozens more people have been killed and more have been shot in Los Angeles this year than in the same time the year before, the city’s police chief said Tuesday.

Already in 2020, there have been 266 killings, according to Los Angeles Police Department numbers as of Friday. That’s 53 more victims killed than over the same period of 2019. The number is also already more than the total number of killings in 2019 and 2018.

And the city is closing in on 1,000 total shooting victims — as of Friday, 975 people had been shot, an increase of 185.

Police Chief Michel Moore said he expected the city to see 300 homicides by the end of the year. The last time Los Angeles saw that many killings was in 2009.

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