By Tracy Swartz
8:58 PM CDT, June 1, 2011
Six men and two women were shot to death in eight South Side community areas from Monday to Tuesday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
The victims Monday were: a 16-year-old woman in the 900 block of West Garfield Boulevard in New City; a 22-year-old woman in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive in Hyde Park; a 26-year-old man in the 7600 block of South Eberhart Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing; and a 27-year-old man in the 6500 block of South Lowe Avenue in Englewood, police said.
The victims Tuesday were: a 20-year-old man in the 300 block of East 60th Street in Washington Park; a 22-year-old man in the 5500 block of South Princeton Avenue in Fuller Park; a 25-year-old man in the 7900 block of South Artesian Avenue in Ashburn; and a 44-year-old man in the 1300 block of West 87th Street in Auburn Gresham, officials said.
May 19 was the last time four people were killed in homicides in one day in Chicago, according to RedEye data.
Citywide, fatal shootings were recorded in Roseland and West Englewood in the last week, RedEye determined. Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man was stabbed to death Wednesday in the 7300 block of South Yale Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing, police said.
May ended Tuesday with 38 homicides, down from 48 homicides in May last year, according to RedEye data.
One homicide has been recorded so far in June. Police logged 54 homicides in June last year, RedEye found.
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