The number of people shot in Chicago this year passed 1,000 this week, a grim milestone as gun violence in the city continues at a pace not seen since the 1990s.
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 the Austin police district nearby, four people were wounded in three shootings during the day.
The 1,000th person shot apparently 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, according to data compiled by the Tribune.
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