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2 communities log double homicides on same day

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

5:30 PM CST, January 30, 2013

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Bridgeport, Englewood and West Garfield Park each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Bridgeport, two men were shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of West Pershing Road, police said.

Bridgeport has logged two homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded four homicides last year, according to RedEye data.

In Englewood, a 38-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday in the 7000 block of South Carpenter Street, police said. One day earlier, a 50-year-old man was shot to death in the 5800 block of South Shields Avenue, according to officials.

Englewood has logged two homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 21 homicides last year, RedEye data shows.

In West Garfield Park, a 32-year-old man and 16-year-old boy were shot to death Saturday in the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway, police said.

West Garfield Park has logged six homicides so far this year. The West Side community area recorded 13 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.

In addition to the two double homicides and the shooting death in Englewood, Chicago saw a stabbing death in South Shore and a shooting death in North Lawndale on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since Nov. 5, 2011, RedEye determined.

Also in the last week, gunshot deaths were recorded in East Side, Greater Grand Crossing, Humboldt Park and Kenwood, RedEye determined.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old woman died Sunday after sustaining trauma in the 7700 block of South Morgan Street in Auburn Gresham, officials said.

Forty-four homicides have been logged so far this month. Forty homicides were recorded in January 2012, according to RedEye data.