Chicago sees deadliest day in 12 years with eight gun murders BY David Boroff NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, September 4, 2015, 12:01 PM A A A Share this URL It was a somber day for the crime-ridden Windy City. Eight people were shot to death in Chicago on Wednesday, the most homicides in one day in the city in 12 years, the Chicago Tribune reported. In addition, an 11-year-old boy died in what is thought to have been an accidental shooting. Antwone Price was shot by a relative who was playing with a gun in their home, according to the newspaper. Including Thursday, 12 people were killed in a 36-hour span, according to the Tribune. A total of 21 people were wounded over that period. None of the Wednesday shootings were connected, the police department said. WGN-TV Antwone Price 'wasn't your average 11-year-old,' his grandmother said. The bloodshed surpassed the 10 murders in Chicago on July 5, 2003, according to the paper. "The fact that we lost lives last night is devastating and underscores why the Chicago Police Department is adamant that the city holds gun offenders accountable," Anthony Guglielmi of the CPD told the newspaper. Murders in the city are up 20 percent from last year at this time, according to crime statistics obtained by the Tribune. Young Antwone Price's family has felt this kind of heartbreak before. His father was killed via the gun two years ago, and his grandfather was killed in 2000, the newspaper reported. Antwone loved going to church and wanted to be a funeral director when he grew up, family members told the paper. He recently changed schools because "the previous school wasn't challenging enough for him," grandmother Michele Watson told the paper. "He wasn't your average 11-year-old," another grandmother, Barbara Sanders, told the Tribune. "He was like a 30-year-old in an 11-year-old body." WGN-TV Cops at the scene of one of many shootings in Chicago on Wednesday.