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Austin logs 35th homicide of 2012

December 26, 2012|By Tracy Swartz | RedEye

Austin last week recorded its fifth homicide of the month, its 35th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 15-year-old boy was shot to death Dec. 20 in the 4800 block of West Quincy Street, police said.
Austin, Chicago's largest community area, recorded 30 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, gunshot deaths were logged in the last week in Ashburn, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and West Englewood, RedEye determined.

In addition, a 90-year-old Englewood woman died last week of neglect, and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the case a homicide.

Seventeen homicides have been logged so far this month; 37 homicides were logged in December last year, RedEye data shows.

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