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Gunshot homicides were reported in the North Lawndale, Edgewater, New City, South Shore, Roseland and Morgan Park communities.
A 49-year-old woman was discovered dead in the West Garfield Park community Tuesday; police said her death was a homicide but did not indicate how she died.
In the first half of 2015, 216 people have been reported killed, according to RedEye data. That outpaces last year, when 189 homicides were reported through June 30. Throughout June 2015, 46 killings were reported; June 2014 saw 40 homicides.
Gunshot homicides also were reported in the Woodlawn, South Chicago, Humboldt Park, Austin and Douglas communities, according to RedEye data. One fatal stabbing was recorded this week, in West Englewood.
So far this year, 207 homicides have been reported citywide. Through June 24 of 2014, just 183 were reported. Thirty-seven homicides have been logged so far this month; June of 2014 saw 40 killings total.
Victims included two 15-year-old boys shot to death within a day of each other in the North Lawndale community. Other gunshot homicides were reported in Chicago Lawn, Bridgeport, O’Hare, Grand Boulevard, Austin, Englewood, New City, Uptown, Chatham and East Garfield Park.
Also in Uptown, a man was stabbed to death outside a Target store on Sunday. The day before, a man was found beaten to death and set on fire in Brighton Park.
So far this year through Wednesday night, Chicago has seen 197 homicides, according to RedEye records. That strongly outpaces last year, when 171 killings were reported through June 17.
Twenty-seven homicides have been reported so far this month. In June 2014, 40 homicides were reported.
Four of the ten reported victims were teenagers: a 17-year-old boy shot dead Thursday in Burnside on the Far South Side, another 17-year-old killed in Bridgeport on Saturday, and two 19-year-olds killed Sunday in a double homicide in Austin.
There have been 181 homicides reported across Chicago so far this year, according to RedEye’s homicide database. That’s up from 165 reported through June 10 of last year.
So far in June, 12 homicides have been reported. 40 homicides were reported overall in June 2014.
Tracking homicides in Chicago is an ongoing project of the RedEye. This site is updated regularly with information from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Breaking News Center. Information is subject to change. Data points appear Thursdays in RedEye’s print edition.
EveryBlock was a source for 2008 homicide data.
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