The number of shootings in Chicago this year officially passed the 1,000 mark on April 20, a new record for the 70 percent nonwhite city which is rapidly plunging into Third World chaos thanks to an ever increasing black and Hispanic population.
The city reached the 1,000 mark on Wednesday, when 13 people were shot over 14 hours, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.
In the Austin police district nearby, four people were wounded in three shootings during the day.
The 1,000th person shot was a 16-year-old boy wounded in the knee shortly before 4 p.m. near 131st Street and Champlain Avenue in the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex.
In recent years, Chicago never reached the 1,000 shooting victims figure until June. Last year, Chicago recorded its 1,000th person shot on June 4, while in 2013, the city hit that mark on June 26, and the year before that, June 9.
This year’s toll is more than 66 percent higher than the same time last year, according to the Tribune.
Through April 21, 2015, there were 600 people shot in Chicago; through the same period in 2014, 483 people; in 2013, 513 people; in 2012, 667 people (that year would see a spike in both shootings and homicides).
Chicago’s homicides this year are up by 64 percent, with 161 reported by the department through Sunday, compared with 98 over the same period last year, official police statistics show.
The number of people shot in Chicago this year exceeds the nation’s two larger cities, New York and Los Angeles, combined.
Through April 10, 246 people had been shot in New York, a city more than three times the size of Chicago, according to New York Police Department statistics.
In LA, a city with over a million more people than Chicago, 294 people had been shot through April 9, Los Angeles Police Department statistics show.