CHICAGO, Nov.22,2017-- Chicago, the third largest U.S. city, surpassed 600 homicides for the second year in a row, according to the data collected by the Chicago Tribune.
As of early Monday, the city has recorded at least 609 homicides, below the record 711 homicides registered by the same time last year.
This weekend saw 13 people shot in the city, including a 14-year-old boy who was seriously injured. The latest gun attack in which two men were shot took place in city's West Side area Monday.
Meanwhile, the number of shooting victims so far this year, reported on Monday, stood at nearly 3,267 people, compared to 3,937 people reported the same period last year. In 2015, the number so far was 2,288 and 1,999 in 2014.
Chicago has the highest murder toll in the cities of the United States over the past two decades.