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Chicago reaches 300 homicides

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July 27, 2012|By Tracy Swartz, RedEye

Chicago on Friday surpassed 300 homicides for the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

The city reached this mark Sept. 13 last year, RedEye data shows.

Five men were shot and killed between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, according to the Tribune, pushing the city over the 300 mark. Forty-four homicides have been recorded so far this month, RedEye data, found here, shows.

Last year, fifty-five homicides were logged in July, according to the same data.

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