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Austin sees 2 homicides in 1 day

By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz

RedEye

11:48 AM CDT, July 17, 2013

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Austin saw two separate homicides on Friday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

An 8-year-old girl was strangled to death in the 5200 block of West Adams Street, police said. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 700 block of Central Avenue, according to officials.

Austin has logged 17 homicides so far this year, including four deaths this month. The West Side community area recorded 37 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Chicago Lawn, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Rogers Park, South Deering, South Shore and West Englewood, RedEye determined.

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