South Shore recorded two gunshot homicides in two days this week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 21-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7800 block of South Colfax Avenue, police said. Two days earlier, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7800 block of South Constance Avenue, officials said.
South Shore has logged 11 homicides so far this year, according to RedEye data. The South Side community area recorded 17 homicides last year, RedEye data shows.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Auburn Gresham, Gage Park, the Lower West Side and North Lawndale, RedEye determined.
Meanwhile, more people have been stabbed to death in Chicago so far this year than in all of 2011, RedEye found.
A 49-year-old man was fatally stabbed Monday in the 500 block of West 72nd Street in Englewood, police said.
Twenty-eight stabbing deaths have been logged this year compared to 27 of these deaths last year, RedEye determined. Stabbings have accounted for about 10 percent of homicides so far this year, compared to about 6 percent last year, RedEye data shows.
Twenty-seven homicides have been logged so far in July. Fifty-five homicides were recorded in July 2011, according to RedEye data.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times