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Four of seven homicide victims teens

Two male teenagers were shot and killed in separate incidents in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in Woodlawn, police said. Three days before, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 6400 block of South Campbell Avenue in Chicago Lawn, according to officials.

Four of the seven homicide victims so far this year were teenagers, RedEye determined as of Wednesday afternoon.

Last year, about one in five homicide victims was a teenager, according to RedEye data.

Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway in West Garfield Park, police said. A week earlier, a 56-year-old man was fatally shot in the 1700 block of East 72nd Street in South Shore, police said.

Seven homicides have been recorded so far this month. Forty-four homicides were logged in January 2013, RedEye determined.

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December ends with 40 homicides

Chicago has logged three homicides so far this year, as of Wednesday afternoon, according to preliminary police information.

On Monday, an 18-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street in Chicago Lawn, police said. One day earlier, a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 500 block of East 38th Place in Douglas, according to officials.

On Friday, a 30-year-old man was shot to death in the 300 block of West 114th Street in Roseland, police said.

Forty-four homicides were logged in January 2013, tied with June for the fourth deadliest month of 2013, RedEye determined.

Meanwhile, December ended last week with 40 homicides, up from 27 homicides in December 2012, according to RedEye data. On the last day of the year, two homicides were logged.

A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3700 block of South Wells Street in Armour Square, and a 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 7100 block of South Vincennes Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing, according to officials.

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Logan Square sees homicide uptick

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

A 23-year-old man was shot to death Dec. 23 in the 2300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police said.

Logan Square has logged five homicides so far this year. The West Side community area recorded two homicides last year, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Austin, Grand Boulevard, the Lower West Side, North Lawndale, West Englewood and West Garfield Park, according to police information.

Meanwhile, a 41-year-old man was beaten to death Wednesday in the 2500 block of North Kildare Avenue in Hermosa, police said.

Thirty-eight homicides have been logged so far this month. Twenty-seven homicides were recorded in December 2012, according to RedEye data.

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5 Chicago homicides on Thursday

South Shore recorded two homicides on Thursday, one of the deadliest days of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

At about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, a 74-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue in South Shore. A half hour later, a 41-year-old man was shot to death in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, police said.

South Shore has logged 30 homicides so far this year, up from 20 killings last year, RedEye found.
Also Thursday, gunshots killed a 27-year-old man in the 5300 block of South Talman Avenue in Gage Park; a 19-year-old man in the 7700 block of South Stewart Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing; and a 33-year-old man in the 5600 block of West Chicago Avenue in Austin, according to officials.

Five homicides were also recorded on Jan. 1, July 21, Sept. 2 and Sept. 21, according to RedEye data. Six homicides were each logged on June 16 and Oct. 9.

The deadliest day of the year so far in Chicago is Jan. 16, which saw seven homicides, RedEye determined.

Citywide, fatal shootings have been logged since Wednesday in Avondale, Belmont Cragin, Chatham, Chicago Lawn and West Pullman, according to police information.

Meanwhile, an 11-year-old boy was killed in an auto crash Saturday in the 5500 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the case a homicide.

Thirty homicides have been recorded so far this month. Twenty-seven homicides were logged in December 2012, RedEye found.

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Austin sees 2 homicides in 2 weeks

Two men were shot to death in Austin in the last two weeks, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Saturday, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 300 block of North Central Avenue, police said. Six days earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 5700 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue, according to officials.

Austin has logged 28 homicides so far this year. The West Side community area recorded 37 homicides last year, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides have been logged in the last two weeks in Avalon Park, Englewood, Logan Square, Morgan Park, New City, North Lawndale, Roseland, South Shore and Woodlawn, according to RedEye data.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death Sunday in the 9600 block of South Merrion Avenue in South Deering, police said. On Dec. 7, a 2-year-old South Chicago girl suffered a fatal head injury that was linked to child abuse, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined.

Seventeen homicides have been recorded so far this month. Twenty-seven homicides were logged in December 2012, RedEye determined.

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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.

dataSteal the data that drives this application

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.