Eight homicides were reported in Chicago in the last week, with two of the killings in the Lower West Side community, according to preliminary police data.
Two men, ages 18 and 22, were shot to death Saturday in what police believe were gang-related killings. Charges had not been announced in the homicides, as of Wednesday afternoon.
The Lower West Side, which is just north of the Stevenson Expressway on the West Side, has reported two homicides so far this year. The community logged three homicides last year, down from seven killings in 2013, according to RedEye data.
Citywide, gunshot homicides have been recorded in the last week in the Roseland, Washington Heights and Woodlawn communities on the South Side and the Uptown community on the North Side, according to police information.
Meanwhile, a man has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing his ex-wife's boyfriend to death Saturday in the New City community on the Southwest Side, officials said. On Monday, a seven-month South Lawndale girl died from blunt force trauma, allegedly at the hands of her grandma, according to officials.
Ten homicides have been reported so far this month. Twenty-five homicides were logged in March 2014, according to RedEye data.
The city has reported 61 homicides, as of Wednesday afternoon, versus 52 killings in the same period in 2014, according to RedEye data.