Ten homicides were reported in Chicago in the last week, with the Humboldt Park community area on the West Side recording four homicides and the Englewood community area on the South Side logging three killings, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Humboldt Park, a 23-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday in the 800 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 21-year-old man was found shot to death in the 700 block of North Spaulding Avenue, police said.
On Saturday, a 33-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 3700 block of West Potomac Avenue and a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, according to officials.
The victims in the killings on Spaulding and Hamlin avenues were documented gang members while the Potomac Avenue homicide is possibly gang related, according to police.
Humboldt Park, which counted about 56,300 residents in the 2010 Census, has 22 reported homicides so far this year, the third highest homicide toll of Chicago's 77 community areas, according to RedEye data.
Humboldt Park—which is loosely bounded by Bloomingdale Avenue on the north, Kinzie Street on the south, Kedzie Avenue on the east and Kenton Avenue on the west—recorded 14 homicides last year, down from 18 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.
In Englewood on Monday, a 30-year-old man was shot to death in the 7200 block of South Carpenter Street and a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue, according to officials. Four days earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the 5700 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said.
The victims in the Union Avenue and Carpenter Street killings were documented gang members, police said.
Englewood, which counted about 30,600 residents in the 2010 Census, has 20 reported homicides so far this year, tied with West Garfield Park for the fourth highest homicide toll among Chicago's community areas, according to RedEye data.
Englewood—which is loosely bounded by Garfield Boulevard on the north, 75th Street on the south, Normal Avenue on the east and Racine Avenue on the west—recorded 23 homicides last year, up from 21 killings in 2012, a RedEye analysis found.
West Side's Austin, which counted 98,500 residents in the 2010 Census, has recorded 30 homicides this year, the most of any Chicago community area.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in the Near North Side, Near West Side and West Pullman community areas, according to RedEye data.
Twenty-eight homicides have been reported so far this month, the same number recorded in all of November 2013, according to a RedEye analysis.