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Tracking homicides in Chicago

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Showing 7 homicides in West Elsdon since Jan. 1, 2007.

Name, age +
story
Date, time +
case number
Block Cause +
Locale
Francisco Chairez-Munoz, 33
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8/3/13
2:01 a.m.
HW390948
5500 S. Kostner Ave. Gunshot
Residential Yard
Eduardo Acosta, 27
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9/4/12
2:27 a.m.
HV460144
5300 S. Hamlin Ave. Gunshot
Street
Miguel Angel Roman Chavez, 34
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5/17/10
10:15 p.m.
HS312912
4200 W. 55th St. Gunshot
Apartment
Elvia Alvarez, 29
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5/17/10
10:15 p.m.
HS312912
4200 W. 55th St. Gunshot
Apartment
Salvador Contreras, 18
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3/15/08
3:55 a.m.
HP226273
5800 S. Hamlin Ave. Gunshot
Street
Name Unknown, Unknown 10/5/07
11 p.m.
HN631388
5200 S. Springfield Ave.
Alley
Jerzy Rapacz, 37
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8/17/07
7:40 p.m.
HN535216
5600 S. Pulaski Rd. Stabbing
Street

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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.