These people are more than statistics, but sons and daughters and their absence is felt everyday.
The following are some faces of the shooting victims...
His parents co-founded the group Purpose Over Pain. Its goal is to change the mentality of today's youth so that other parents will not have to feel their daily pain.
Arrell's family told the Chicago Tribune that his murder may have been a case of mistaken identity. Police still do not have information on a motive or possible suspects.
Darius was in his car with a friend when he was shot. Reports say his family does not know if this was a robbery, road rage or a case of mistaken identity. His case remains unsolved.
Gregory Robinson, 14, had a passion for basketball and wanted to follow in his cousin's footsteps and join his high school's basketball team. The freshman at Simeon Career Academy died shielding two children from bullets fired at the car they were riding in.
His mother says her Matthew chose not to be involved in gangs and it was this choice that led to his murder. She said a known gang member in the neighborhood targeted him purposely for his lack of choosing sides.
According to reports, GeRod wanted to avoid trouble and mostly stayed inside his Bronzeville home while watching TV with his sister. His grandmother says he was not involved in gangs, though police think his shooting was a gang-related drive by.
According to reports, the 17-year-old and his friend were approached at an intersection by someone demanding their valuables when he was shot.
His brother, Mychael Henry, is the No. 2 high school basketball player in the state and says he'll dedicate every game he plays to his brother. According to the Chicago Tribune, Darrell was the unintended target of gunfire.