Five homicides were reported in Chicago in the last week, with two of the killings in the Englewood area on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday in the West Englewood community area, police said. Two days earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the neighboring Englewood community area, according to officials.
Both victims were documented gang members, police said. Charges had not been announced in either case, as of Wednesday afternoon.
West Englewood has logged three homicides so far this year, behind the North Lawndale and Austin communities on the West Side and Roseland on the South Side, which have each logged four homicides — the most of any Chicago community area.
West Englewood logged 26 homicides last year, up from 21 killings in 2013, according to RedEye data.
Englewood has reported two homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 21 homicides last year, down from 23 killings in 2013, according to RedEye data.
Citywide, gunshot homicides have been logged in the last week in Austin, Logan Square and Uptown, according to police information.
Sixteen homicides have been reported so far this month. Twenty-one homicides were recorded in February 2014, according to a RedEye analysis.
Counting January totals, the city has seen 48 homicides, to date, versus 40 killings in the same period in 2014, according to RedEye data.