Chicago went six consecutive days without a homicide this month, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
No homicides were recorded from March 6 through early Saturday morning, when a 30-year-old man was shot to death in the 4800 block of West Cortez Street in Austin, according to RedEye data.
Periods without homicides have occurred more frequently in the last couple of months. There were no homicides recorded in a five-day period in mid-January and a five-day period at the end of December, RedEye determined.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in Gage Park, Riverdale and West Garfield Park in the last week, RedEye found.
The victims were men between the ages of 17 and 38, according to information from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old man was beaten to death Sunday in Lincoln Square, officials said.
So far March has seen 11 homicides. Thirty-one homicides were recorded in March of last year, RedEye determined.Copyright © 2015, RedEye