Five months into the year, more than 1,000 people have been shot in Chicago and there have been more than 200 homicides, according to data kept by the Tribune.
As of early Monday at least 1,071 people have been shot this year, below the last two years when violence hit record levels in the city but well above other recent years. There have been at least 202 homicides, the data shows.
Chicago crossed the 1,000 mark after the long Memorial Day weekend, when seven people were killed and 32 were wounded by gunfire.
This past weekend, 29 people were wounded and three people were killed in shootings across the city. Another three people were injured in accidental shootings.
Early Monday, an 11-year-old boy was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. He was found unresponsive on the floor of an apartment in the 900 block of West 119th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police said they were investigating “all possible motives.”
The weekend’s first homicide happened around 8:45 a.m. Saturday when a DEA agent shot and killed a man during a cocaine bust in the 700 block of South Central Avenue on the West Side. The man hit the agent with a car during an attempted stop, authorities said.
Early Sunday morning, 35-year-old Ari Armour was shot dead after two people in an SUV fired on a gathering in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood. Three other people were injured in the attack.
Three teen boys were among those wounded over the weekend, including a 15-year-old shot Sunday evening and a 17-year-old shot late Friday night. A 16-year-old boy injured himself in an accidental shooting early Sunday morning.
Tribune reporters Hannah Leone and John Keilman contributed.
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