Chicago Reaches 200 Homicides; Shootings Down

It was a mixed report on Chicago’s crime levels so far this year. Homicides reached 200 just four days later than last year. Shootings are down, however, from 1,239 at this time in 2016 to 1,114 this year, says the Chicago Tribune.

A man who died Monday night was Chicago’s 200th homicide this year, the Chicago Tribune reports. The city reached the grim milestone just four days later than last year, which was the most violent in decades. The man, in his mid-20s, was approached by several people and shots were fired, police said.  He was hit several times and died on the scene. While the number of homicides this year are on the same pace as last year, the number of people shot and wounded is down by more than a hundred despite a violent weekend that saw 10 people shot at a memorial on Sunday.

As of Monday, at least 1,114 people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with 1,239 this time last year. Monday’s death was among three shootings in a two-hour period Monday on Chcago’s South Side.