By Tracy Swartz
4:41 PM CST, December 23, 2013
South Shore recorded two homicides on Thursday, one of the deadliest days of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
At about 4:45 a.m. Thursday, a 74-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue in South Shore. A half hour later, a 41-year-old man was shot to death in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue, police said.
South Shore has logged 30 homicides so far this year, up from 20 killings last year, RedEye found.
Also Thursday, gunshots killed a 27-year-old man in the 5300 block of South Talman Avenue in Gage Park; a 19-year-old man in the 7700 block of South Stewart Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing; and a 33-year-old man in the 5600 block of West Chicago Avenue in Austin, according to officials.
Five homicides were also recorded on Jan. 1, July 21, Sept. 2 and Sept. 21, according to RedEye data. Six homicides were each logged on June 16 and Oct. 9.
The deadliest day of the year so far in Chicago is Jan. 16, which saw seven homicides, RedEye determined.
Citywide, fatal shootings have been logged since Wednesday in Avondale, Belmont Cragin, Chatham, Chicago Lawn and West Pullman, according to police information.
Meanwhile, an 11-year-old boy was killed in an auto crash Saturday in the 5500 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the case a homicide.
Thirty homicides have been recorded so far this month. Twenty-seven homicides were logged in December 2012, RedEye found.
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