3 women killed in homicides in 3 days

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Three women have been killed in Chicago homicides since Saturday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On Tuesday, a 17-year-old girl was fatally shot in the 6600 block of South May Street in Englewood, police said.

On Saturday, a 53-year-old woman was shot and killed in the 5800 block of West Thomas Street in Austin, according to officials.

That same day, a 39-year-old woman was pushed from a building in the 5800 block of South Kedzie Avenue in Gage Park, the Tribune reported. She died and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office ruled the incident a homicide.

Ten percent of the 230 homicide victims this year were women, according to RedEye data as of Wednesday afternoon. Nearly 12 percent of the victims of the 449 homicides last year were women, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Avalon Park, Greater Grand Crossing, New City, West Ridge, West Town and Woodlawn, RedEye found.

Forty-three homicides have been logged so far this month. Police recorded 42 homicides in July last year, RedEye found.

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