By Tracy Swartz
5:24 PM CDT, October 5, 2011
Burnside saw two homicides last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 53-year-old man died from injuries he sustained from a fight on Friday in the 9300 block of South University Avenue, officials said. Two days earlier, a 32-year-old man was shot to death in the 9400 block of South Avalon Avenue, police said.
Burnside has recorded three homicides so far this year, RedEye data shows. The South Side community area logged one homicide last year, according to data.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Belmont Cragin, Chatham and Washington Heights, RedEye determined.
Meanwhile, September ended last week with 38 homicides, up from 31 homicides in September last year, according to RedEye data.
Three homicides have been recorded so far this month. Police recorded 35 homicides in October last year, RedEye found.
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