Chicago logged its 250th homicide of 2013 over this past week when an 18-year-old was shot to death in Woodlawn.
Chicago reached 250 homicides in 2012 on June 24 and in 2011 on Aug. 3.
Homicides are down year-to-date 23 percent versus 2012 and 4 percent compared to 2011.
Joseph Coleman, better known by his stage name “Lil JoJo,” was shot in the back when a car pulled up while he was riding a bicycle in the 6900 block of South Princeton Avenue on the city’s South Side around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Coleman, 16 was pronounced dead a short while later at an area hospital.
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