Is Chicagos Out-Of-Control Murder Rate Connected to Its Sanctuary City Policies? By Bryan Preston 01/14/2013 There are no gun shops in Chicago, so they say, but murders are on pace to hit 730 for 2013. Guns are usually the weapons that the killers choose to use.Two teenage boys were murdered over the weekend, and guns were the weapons used by the killers. One victim, 14-year-old Rey Dorantes, was reportedly shot while sitting on the front porch of his home. Fifteen-year-old Victor Vega was reportedly walking with another male when they were approached by an armed man who opened fire, killing Vega. In separate incidents, four other people were wounded via gunfire, and all but one of them were under the age of 17. There have been 21 homicides in Mayor Rahm Emanuels Chicago since the start of 2013. At least 15 of the victims were shot to death, and more than half were under the age of 30. Its not known yet whether either boys murder was gang related, but Chicago police believe that the majority of murders committed within the city are the result of gang wars and gang violence. According to a story published in March 2012, Chicagos gang-related statistics are alarming: Chicago is home to the largest gang population in the country, Fox Chicago reported in January. The Chicago Crime Commission reports 73 active gangs with 68,000 to 150,000 gang members in the city. [Excerpt] Read more: The PJ Tatler » Is Chicagos Out-Of-Control Murder Rate Connected to Its Sanctuary City Policies?