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Posted: 4/21/2016 2:22:50 PM EDT

The city reached the 1,000 mark on Wednesday, when 13 people were shot over 14 hours, including a 4-year-old boy hit in the foot as he walked with his mother in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Another boy, 6, was cut on the finger during the same incident, according to police.

In  recent years, Chicago hasn't reached 1,000 shooting victims until June. Last year, Chicago recorded its 1,000th person shot on June 4, Tribune data show. 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 Tribune data.
Chicago, Baltimore, D.C. drove half the national increase in homicides in 2015, analysis finds
Chicago, Baltimore, D.C. drove half the national increase in homicides in 2015, analysis finds

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. In the early to mid-1990s, homicides peaked at more than 900 a year.

The number of people shot in Chicago this year exceeds the nation’s two larger cities, New York and Los Angeles, combined.
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