The year 2017 got off to a bloody start in Chicago.
Three people were killed and 16 more were wounded in shootings on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in the Windy City.
The violence came on the heels of one of the deadliest years in the city's history, with 812 homicides (725 by gunfire) and 3,550 total shootings on the books for 2016 — and despite the fact that the city had 1,000 extra cops on the street to keep the peace.
"At this rate, 2017 could be even worse," a Chicago police officer who asked not to be identified warned.
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