Barely entering the fourth day of the year, Chicago is already off to an inauspicious start.
After experiencing over 750 murders last year -- a multi-year high -- 7 people have already been murdered in the Second City along with a total of 53 shot (46 wounded).
The killings were included among the many people killed or wounded in a particularly bloody New Year's Eve weekend.
Over the holiday weekend, 55 people were shot and 6 killed, a jump from the 42 people shot and four killed last year.
Everyone is surely hopeful that 2017 will be a safer year in Chicagoland but the first few days of the new year are leaving people skeptical.