By Tracy Swartz @tracyswartz
11:08 AM CDT, September 29, 2012
Chicago on Friday surpassed 400 homicides for the year--the fastest the city has done so in nearly 10 years.
On Friday morning, two men were found beaten to death in the trunk of a vehicle in the 2400 block of West 45th Street in Brighton Park, officials said.
On Friday night, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 9200 block of South Chappel Avenue in Calumet Heights, police said. Later that evening, a 33-year-old man was shot to death in the 3800 block of West Congress Parkway in West Garfield Park, according to officials.
Chicago has not logged 400 homicides by October since 2003, when the city recorded 455 homicides in the first three quarters of the year, police data shows. Chicago logged 601 homicides in 2003.
In 2008, the city saw 398 homicides before October, police data shows. The city logged 513 homicides that year.
Homicides are up 25 percent year-to-date compared to the same period in 2011. The city saw 320 homicides last year before October, RedEye data shows.
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