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Austin sees 4th homicide of 2012

February 15, 2012|By Tracy Swartz | RedEye

Austin saw its fourth homicide of the year on Saturday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 20-year-old man was shot to death in the 200 block of North Lorel Avenue, police said.

The West Side community area logged 30 homicides last year, RedEye data shows.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in North Lawndale, South Lawndale, West Englewood and West Town, according to RedEye data.

Eight homicides have been logged so far this month, RedEye data found. Twenty-five homicides were recorded in February 2011, according to RedEye data.

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