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More than 1,000 shot in Chicago this year

Four people were shot, one fatally, in a drive-by in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood early Sunday, June 3, 2018. (Hannah Leone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

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 1,070 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 two people were killed in shootings across the city. Another three people were injured in accidental shootings.

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.

An 11-year-old boy was also killed over the weekend. He was found unresponsive in an apartment with blunt trauma injuries to his head early Monday morning in the 900 block of West 119th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Three teen boys were among those shot 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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