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Auburn Gresham logs 2 homicides in 2 days

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

6:09 PM CDT, June 5, 2013

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Auburn Gresham saw two homicides in two days last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

On May 30, a 15-year-old boy was shot to death in the 1700 block of West 85th Street, police said. One day earlier, a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7500 block of South Carpenter Street, according to officials.

Auburn Gresham has logged eight homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 16 homicides last year, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Avalon Park, Greater Grand Crossing, Englewood, New City and South Shore, according to RedEye data.

Meanwhile, a 5-month-old boy was fatally stabbed May 30 in the 5200 block of North Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square, police said.

May ended Friday with 44 homicides, down from 51 homicides in May 2012. Two homicides have been logged so far in June. Forty-seven homicides were recorded in June 2012, RedEye found.