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Chicago tops 400 homicides for 2013

  • Chicago has passed 400 homicides in 2013.
Chicago has passed 400 homicides in 2013. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune )
December 08, 2013|By Tracy Swartz | RedEye

Chicago on Sunday surpassed 400 homicides for the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday in the 5600 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in Austin, according to the Tribune. This was the 400th Chicago homicide of the year, RedEye determined.

A 22-year-old man was shot to death later Sunday in the 300 block of West 60th Place in Englewood, the Tribune reported.

Chicago reached 400 homicides in 2012 on Sept. 24 and in 2011 on Nov. 15.

Homicides are down 19 percent year-to-date compared to the same period in 2012 and 5 percent versus 2011.

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