A Thursday evening shooting in the west side of Chicago marked a milestone for the Windy City: for the first time since 2008, the city can likely claim 500 homicides in a single year.
With still a few days to go until the new year,
40-year-old Nathaniel T. Jackson became the five-hundredth person killed
in Chicago, Illinois since the start of 2012.
In 2011, the city saw only 435 homicides.
Garry McCarthy confirmed to the Chicago Tribune late Thursday night
that the passing of Mr. Jackson marked murder number 500 for the Windy
City, and that no suspect had been identified by the police at that