Four West Side community areas each logged one gunshot homicide in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In West Garfield Park, a 30-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday in the 3900 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to officials.
West Garfield Park has logged 11 homicides so far this year. The community area recorded 16 homicides last year, up from 13 killings in 2012, RedEye found.
In East Garfield Park, a 17-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday in the 3100 block of West Polk Street, police said.
East Garfield Park has logged five homicides so far this year. The community area recorded nine homicides last year, up from six killings in 2012, according to RedEye data.
In North Lawndale, a 27-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in the 1300 block of South Central Park Avenue, officials said.
North Lawndale has logged four homicides so far this year. The community area recorded 17 homicides in 2013, down from 20 killings in 2012, RedEye determined.
In Austin, a 22-year-old man was shot to death June 12 in the 5700 block of West Augusta Boulevard, police said.
Austin has logged 18 homicides so far this year. The community area recorded 31 homicides last year, down from 37 killings in 2012.
Meanwhile, a 56-year-old man was stabbed to death Sunday in the 10400 block of South Morgan Street in Washington Heights, police said.
Twenty homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty-four homicides were recorded in June 2013, RedEye found.