DOWNTOWN — Murders doubled and shootings were up 186 percent during a violent November.
At least 67 people were murdered this month — twice the number of people killed last November (38). The city has already seen more than 700 people murdered this year with a month to go. In all of 2015, just 494 people were murdered.
Among this month's victims was 1-year-old Raiylana Vasquez, who prosecutors said was stomped on to death by her mother's boyfriend. Also killed was Javon Wilson, 15, who was slain by two teenagers over a dispute over gym shoes, police said. Wilson was Rep. Danny Davis' grandson.
Almost all of the victims were killed in shootings, which surged 186 percent compared to November 2015. There were 291 shootings that killed or wounded 361 people this month, according to a DNAinfo Chicago analysis.
The November surge in violence follows a trend this year: Shootings and homicides have reached their highest point in years, rivaling violence not seen since the '80s and '90s, and Chicago has seen more murders than New York and Los Angeles combined.
Police have blamed rising gun violence on gang violence and said a relatively small group of people in the city are responsible for the shootings.
Here's a breakdown of the violence each month so far:
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