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4 communities see 2nd homicides of 2014

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

4:23 PM CST, February 19, 2014

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Four Chicago community areas logged their second homicides of 2014 in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

Each of the community areas--Austin, Englewood, South Shore and Woodlawn--saw their first homicide of the year in January, RedEye determined.

In Englewood, a 69-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday in the 900 block of West 63rd Parkway, police said. Englewood logged 23 homicides last year, up from 21 homicides in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Meanwhile, a 1-year-old South Shore boy died of wounds associated with child abuse after going to the hospital Feb. 13, officials said. South Shore recorded 30 homicides last year, up from 20 homicides in 2012, RedEye determined.

In Austin, a 30-year-old man was shot to death Feb. 13 in the 300 block of North Central Avenue, police said. Austin logged 31 homicides last year, down from 37 homicides in 2012, RedEye found.

In Woodlawn, a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot Feb. 12 in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue, according to police. Woodlawn recorded seven homicides last year, down from 21 homicides in 2012, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, 12 homicides have been logged so far this month. Fourteen homicides were recorded in February 2013, according to RedEye data.