Twelve homicides were reported in Chicago during the last week, with two killings in the city's South Chicago community area, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
On Monday, a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the 8300 block of South Kingston Avenue in South Chicago, police said. One day earlier, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue, according to officials.
South Chicago, which has loose borders of 79th Street on the north, 95th Street on the south, South Chicago Avenue on the west and Lake Michigan on the east, has logged 13 homicides so far this year, tying with South Lawndale for the eighth highest toll among Chicago's 77 community areas, according to RedEye data.
South Chicago, which counted 31,198 residents in the 2010 Census, logged 11 homicides last year, down from 14 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.
In the last week, gunshot homicides were recorded in Auburn Gresham, Austin, Chatham, Humboldt Park, the Lower West Side, New City, Uptown and West Englewood, based on police information.
Meanwhile, there were two reported stabbing fatalities. On Oct. 23, a 44-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 300 block of East 48th Street in Grand Boulevard, police said.
One day earlier, a 28-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the 4100 block of West 63rd Street in West Lawn, according to officials.
Thirty-one homicides have been reported so far this month. Thirty-two homicides were recorded in October 2013, RedEye found.