8 Chicago homicides in last week

April 16, 2014|By Tracy Swartz | RedEye

Chicago Lawn last week recorded its second homicide of the month and sixth homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 17-year-old boy was shot Wednesday in the 6300 block of South Mozart Street, police said. He died two days later, officials said.

Chicago Lawn logged nine homicides last year, down from 22 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Ashburn, Gage Park, Rogers Park, South Shore, Washington Park, West Englewood and Woodlawn, according to police information.

Twelve homicides have been logged so far this month. Twenty-four homicides were recorded in April 2013, RedEye found.

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