A man gunned down Thursday on Chicago's west side marked what police say is the city's 500th homicide of the year, reports NBC News. It's a dubious distinction that hasn't occurred since 2008, when the city ended the year with 512 murders. Chicago has one of the toughest gun laws in the bation.
Police are releasing few details about the shooting that happened around 9 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Augusta. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.
(ht Travis Holte)