Five homicides were reported in Chicago in the past week, with two of the killings in the Roseland community on the South Side, according to preliminary police data.
Two men, ages 23 and 60, were shot to death in separate Roseland killings Feb. 25, police report. Police say one of the killings was possibly gang-related while the motive in the other case is not known. Charges had not been announced in either case, as of Wednesday afternoon.
Roseland has logged six homicides so far this year, the most of any Chicago community area. Of the six killings, arrests have been announced in two of the homicides, which were domestic-related stabbings, according to officials.
Roseland logged 12 homicides last year, down from 20 killings in 2013, according to RedEye data.
Citywide, gunshot homicides have been logged in the past week in the South Deering and Avalon Park communities on the South Side and in Rogers Park on the North Side, according to police information.
February ended last week with 19 homicides, down from 21 homicides in February 2014, according to a RedEye analysis. Two homicides have been reported so far this month. Twenty-five homicides were logged in March 2014, according to RedEye data.
The city has reported 53 homicides, as of Wednesday afternoon, versus 49 killings in the same period in 2014, according to RedEye data.