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Shootings Down To Date, But April Saw Uptick In Murders

 There were at least 248 shootings that killed or wounded 312 people during the month, according to DNAinfo data.
There were at least 248 shootings that killed or wounded 312 people during the month, according to DNAinfo data.
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DOWNTOWN — April saw a slight uptick in Chicago's gun violence.

There were at least 248 shootings that killed or wounded 312 people during the month, according to DNAinfo data. It was the most violent April this decade, with more shootings and victims than Chicago saw even last year, when a surge in violence put the city under intense scrutiny.

Shootings killed 44 people in April, the highest number since at least 2010. In all, there were at least 50 murders in April 2017, compared to 40 in 2016.

Year-to-date violence has generally fallen: As of April 30, there have been at least 829 shootings that killed or wounded 1,033 people. That's lower than the 927 shootings with 1,114 victims Chicago had experienced by the same date last year.

There have been more people killed in shootings so far this year, though — 175 people are dead as of April 30, while 168 were killed over the same time in 2016 — and this year's violence is still significantly worse than what the city saw in the past.

Here's a look at some of the violence from this April:

• On April 7, six people were shot in Austin. One man died.

• On April 10, Judge Raymond Myles was shot and killed outside his home in what prosecutors said was a botched robbery.

• On April 11, two 12-year-old boys were shot in Old Town.

2017 Violence So Far:

• This January Had As Many Shootings, Murders As Violent January 2016

• Shootings, Murders Rise In Chicago In February

• Shootings, Murders See Major Drop For 1st Time In More Than A Year