Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.
Five people were shot last night in an uptown Chicago neighborhood
The shootings took place in broad daylight outside a church during prayer service, ironically along a so-called safe passage route.
One victim, shot in the head, remains in critical condition. The others are all stable.
The shootings come on the heels of a weekend shooting spree that killed one and left another eight injured, including a seven-year-old, in the city’s south, west and southwest.
The newest spate of violence underscores a sad statistic: Chicago had more homicides last year than any city in the nation.
Its per capita murder rate is more than triple that of New York City and double that of Los Angeles.