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November 9, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Chicago on Friday recorded its 450th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 17-year-old boy was shot to death in the 2600 block of West 83rd Street in Ashburn, police said. Chicago has already surpassed last year's homicide toll of 444 killings. Seven homicides have been recorded so far this month. Thirty-nine homicides were logged in November 2011, RedEye determined. Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
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April 2, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Three men in their 20s were shot to death in separate incidents in Chicago in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 11300 block of South Forest Avenue in Roseland, police said. That same day, a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 2500 block of East 84th Street in South Chicago, according to officials. On Friday, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 300 block of East 51st Street in Grand Boulevard, police said.
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October 16, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Chicago today logged its 350th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Two men were shot to death today in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue in Roseland, the Tribune reported. Chicago reached 350 homicides in 2012 on Aug. 21 and in 2011 on Oct. 19, RedEye determined. Homicides are down 18 percent versus 2012 and up 3 percent versus 2011, according to RedEye data.
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January 15, 2014 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Two male teenagers were shot and killed in separate incidents in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in Woodlawn, police said. Three days before, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 6400 block of South Campbell Avenue in Chicago Lawn, according to officials. Four of the seven homicide victims so far this year were teenagers, RedEye determined as of Wednesday afternoon.
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February 1, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
January ended Tuesday with 40 homicides in Chicago, up 43 percent from 28 homicides recorded in January 2011, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. However, as of Wednesday afternoon, Chicago has not seen a homicide since Jan. 24, when a 39-year-old woman was shot to death in Washington Park. This is the first time RedEye's homicide tracker has not had a homicide to report on in the previous week since it was created three years ago. No homicides have been recorded so far in February.
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February 15, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Austin saw its fourth homicide of the year on Saturday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 20-year-old man was shot to death in the 200 block of North Lorel Avenue, police said. The West Side community area logged 30 homicides last year, RedEye data shows. Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in North Lawndale, South Lawndale, West Englewood and West Town, according to RedEye data. Eight homicides have been logged so far this month, RedEye data found.
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June 6, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
The Near West Side on Saturday recorded its seventh homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, police said. The community area, which includes the West Loop, University Village and the Illinois Medical District, recorded nine homicides in 2011, RedEye data shows. Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Austin, Chicago Lawn, Greater Grand Crossing, Morgan Park and South Shore, according to RedEye data.
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October 10, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
New City on Saturday recorded its 21st homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 27-year-old man was shot to death in the 4400 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said. Fifteen homicides were logged in New City last year, RedEye data shows. Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in the community areas of Englewood, O'Hare, South Deering and South Shore, RedEye determined. Six homicides have been recorded so far this month.
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December 23, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
South Shore recorded two homicides on Thursday, one of the deadliest days of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. At about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, a 74-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue in South Shore. A half hour later, a 41-year-old man was shot to death in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, police said. South Shore has logged 30 homicides so far this year, up from 20 killings last year, RedEye found. Also Thursday, gunshots killed a 27-year-old man in the 5300 block of South Talman Avenue in Gage Park; a 19-year-old man in the...
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December 8, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and 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...
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November 20, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Two women were killed in homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 37-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car Sunday in the 1100 block of North Mason Avenue in Austin, according to officials. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide. Three days earlier, a 24-year-old woman was shot to death in the 6600 block of South Stony Island Avenue in Woodlawn, police said. Female homicide victims account for about 12 percent of the 386 homicide victims this year, as of Wednesday afternoon.
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October 16, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Chicago today logged its 350th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Two men were shot to death today in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue in Roseland, the Tribune reported. Chicago reached 350 homicides in 2012 on Aug. 21 and in 2011 on Oct. 19, RedEye determined. Homicides are down 18 percent versus 2012 and up 3 percent versus 2011, according to RedEye data.
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October 10, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Chicago recorded three homicides by stabbing in four days this week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday in the 1300 block of West Thorndale Avenue in Edgewater, according to officials. A day earlier, a 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the 4200 block of North Damen Avenue in North Center, police said. On Sunday, a 19-year-old man was killed in the 7600 block of South Carpenter Street in Auburn Gresham, according to officials.
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