Ten more people were homicide victims in Chicago during the week of Sept. 18-24 as the city passed another deadly milestone, as the 500th homicide of the year was recorded early in the week.
A man who died early Monday after being shot Sunday night in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side turned out to be the 500th homicide of the year.
The only good news, relatively, was the 500th homicide came later in the year than it did in the 2016, when Chicago tallied 780 homicides for the year, the most in 20 years.
This year’s 500th homicide came on Sept. 25, while last year, it happened on Sept. 4.
John Bolden, 47, was sitting in a parked car at 11:22 p.m. in the 10100 block of South Racine when someone in a gray van fired shots, striking him multiple times in the side of the body, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 12:20 a.m. Monday. As of Sept. 18, 2016, there had been 534 homicides.
In other homicides last week: