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4 communities see 2nd homicides of 2014

Four Chicago community areas logged their second homicides of 2014 in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

Each of the community areas—Austin, Englewood, South Shore and Woodlawn—saw their first homicide of the year in January, RedEye determined.

In Englewood, a 69-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday in the 900 block of West 63rd Parkway, police said. Englewood logged 23 homicides last year, up from 21 homicides in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Meanwhile, a 1-year-old South Shore boy died of wounds associated with child abuse after going to the hospital Feb. 13, officials said. South Shore recorded 30 homicides last year, up from 20 homicides in 2012, RedEye determined.

In Austin, a 30-year-old man was shot to death Feb. 13 in the 300 block of North Central Avenue, police said. Austin logged 31 homicides last year, down from 37 homicides in 2012, RedEye found.

In Woodlawn, a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot Feb. 12 in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue, according to police. Woodlawn recorded seven homicides last year, down from 21 homicides in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, 12 homicides have been logged so far this month. Fourteen homicides were recorded in February 2013, according to RedEye data.

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Auburn Gresham logs 2nd homicide of month

Auburn Gresham recorded its second homicide of the month last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 29-year-old man was shot to death Feb. 6 in the 8100 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said.

Auburn Gresham has logged two homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 17 homicides last year, up from 16 homicides in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week on the Near West Side and West Garfield Park, based on police information.

Meanwhile, a 51-year-old woman was stabbed to death Friday in the 2500 block of West 45th Place in Brighton Park, police said.

Seven homicides have been logged so far this month. Fourteen homicides were recorded in February 2013, according to RedEye data.

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Lower West Side sees 2 homicides in 1 day

The Lower West Side saw two homicides Friday, its first homicides of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 1800 block of West 19th Street, police said. Earlier in the day, a 31-year-old man was fatally shot in the 2000 block of West 21st Street, according to officials.

The Lower West Side recorded six homicides last year, down from seven homicides in 2012, RedEye determined.

In the last week, gunshot homicides have been recorded in Auburn Gresham, Logan Square and Rogers Park, based on police information.

Three homicides have been logged so far this month. Fourteen homicides were recorded in February 2013, according to RedEye data.

January ended last week with 24 homicides, down from 44 homicides in January 2013, RedEye determined.

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South Lawndale sees 2 homicides in 2 days

South Lawndale saw two homicides in two days in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Sunday, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in the 3000 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3800 block of West 26th Street, according to officials.

South Lawndale has logged three homicides so far this year. The West Side community area recorded 10 homicides last year, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Greater Grand Crossing, New City and West Englewood, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 44-year-old man was beaten to death Jan. 22 in the 7000 block of South Claremont Avenue in Chicago Lawn, officials said.

Twenty-one homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-four homicides were recorded in January 2013, RedEye found.

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Chicago logs its first double homicide of year

South Chicago on Sunday saw Chicago's first double homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.

Two men, ages 18 and 35, were shot to death in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue, officials said.

Chicago logged 11 double homicides last year, down from 24 double homicides in 2012, according to RedEye data.

In the last week, gunshot homicides were recorded in Austin, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Portage Park and South Lawndale, RedEye determined.

Fifteen homicides have been logged so far this year. Forty-four homicides were recorded in January 2013, RedEye found.

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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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This application is based on Homicide Report, created for the Los Angeles Times by Ken Schwencke. It was adapted for use in Chicago by Ryan Mark, Chris Groskopf, Joe Germuska and Brian Boyer.

Tracy Swartz wrangles the data and writes the posts.