The number of shootings in Chicago this year officially passed the 1,000 mark on April 20, a new record for the city.
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.