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September 9, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz @tracyswartz and RedEye
Chicago on Sunday logged its 300th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 26-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 1700 block of West 21st Place on the Lower West Side, police said. Chicago reached 300 homicides in 2012 on July 23 and in 2011 on Sept. 11, RedEye determined. Homicides are down 21 percent year-to-date versus 2012 and on par with 2011. Eleven homicides have been recorded so far this month, according to RedEye data.
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September 4, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Englewood has logged three homicides this week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A man was fatally shot Wednesday in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 5700 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the 6400 block of South Morgan Street, according to officials. Englewood has logged 18 homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 21 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.
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August 21, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Washington Heights and West Englewood each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In West Englewood, a 26-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 6200 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. Four days earlier, a 75-year-old man was beaten to death in the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue, according to officials. West Englewood has logged 11 homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 19 homicides last year, RedEye determined.
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August 14, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
South Lawndale on Tuesday recorded a double homicide, the first female double homicide since February, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 5-year-old girl and 28-year-old woman were shot to death in the 2800 block of South Kildare Avenue, police said. The last time two women were killed in a double homicide was Feb. 20 in the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue in Chatham, RedEye determined. South Lawndale has recorded seven homicides so far this year. The West Side community area logged 13 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.
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July 24, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Nine of the 14 homicide victims killed in Chicago in the last week were in their 20s, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police and autopsy information. The victims were killed by gunshot wounds in Austin, Chatham, Englewood, Humboldt Park, the Near North Side, Riverdale, South Chicago and West Englewood, RedEye determined. Meanwhile, in Gage Park, a 20-year-old man was run over Sunday in the 5700 block of South St. Louis Avenue, police said. In the first half of this year, victims in their 20s represented a third of Chicago's 186 homicide victims.
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July 10, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Auburn Gresham, Austin, East Garfield Park and Roseland have each recorded two homicides this month, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Auburn Gresham, a 39-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday in the 8700 block of South Throop Street, police said. Seven days earlier, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 8700 block of South Loomis Street, according to officials. In Roseland, a 40-year-old woman was beaten to death Saturday in the 10000 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said.
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