2 communities see 2 homicides each

March 05, 2014|By Tracy Swartz | RedEye

Auburn Gresham and New City each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Auburn Gresham, an 18-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in the 8000 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said. Two days earlier, a 34-year-old man was fatally shot in the 8000 block of South Sangamon Street, according to officials.

Auburn Gresham has logged four homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 17 homicides last year, up from 16 homicides in 2012, RedEye determined.

In New City, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the 1700 block of West 46th Street, police said. One day earlier, a 46-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 5400 block of South Laflin Street, according to officials.

New City has logged three homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 15 homicides last year, down from 24 homicides in 2012, RedEye found.

Citywide, gunshot homicides have been logged in the last week in Gage Park, Roseland, West Garfield Park and West Pullman, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 3-week-old Hyde Park girl was taken to the hospital Saturday after suffering from child abuse, according to officials. She later died.

February ended last week with 21 homicides, up from 14 homicides in February 2013, RedEye determined.

Five homicides have been logged so far this month. Seventeen homicides were recorded in March 2013, according to RedEye data.

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