Three women were shot to death in separate incidents in Chicago in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Monday, a 14-year-old girl was shot to death in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard in New City, police said.
One day earlier, a 21-year-old woman was fatally shot in the 3600 block of West Fullerton Avenue in Logan Square, according to officials.
On Friday, a 32-year-old woman was shot to death in the 11500 block of South Laflin Street in West Pullman, police said.
Fourteen women have been killed in homicides so far this year, representing 14 percent of the 102 homicide victims as of Wednesday afternoon, RedEye determined. Female homicide victims comprised 12 percent of homicide victims in 2013 and 9 percent in 2012.
Citywide, there have been eight other homicides in Chicago in the last week.
In Auburn Gresham, an 86-year-old man was shot to death Friday in the 8400 block of South Carpenter Street, police said. One day earlier, a 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the 900 block of West 83rd Street.
In Austin, a 20-year-old man was fatally struck by a car Saturday in the first block of North Central Avenue, officials said in a case the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined to be a homicide. That same day, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 5500 block of West North Avenue, police said.
Gunshot homicides were also recorded in the last week in New City and North Lawndale while fatal stabbings were logged in South Lawndale and West Garfield Park.
Thirty-three homicides have been logged in April, as of Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-four homicides were recorded in April 2013, RedEye found.Copyright © 2015, RedEye