Chicago on Monday logged its 200th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 19-year-old woman was fatally shot Monday in the 2200 block of West 69th Street in West Englewood, the Tribune reported. The death comes after a bloody Fourth of July weekend during which more than 75 people were shot and more than a dozen were killed.
Chicago reached the 200-homicide mark in 2013 on July 4; in 2012 on May 22; and in 2011 on July 5, according to RedEye data.
Homicides are down 4 percent so far this year compared with the same period in 2013, RedEye found. Chicago police said 2013 saw the fewest number of homicides since the 1960s. RedEye counted 440 killings last year.
RedEye numbers are based on Cook County Medical Examiner findings and include killings deemed to be in self-defense. The police recorded 185 killings this year through Sunday, the Tribune reported.
The city has recorded 18 homicides this month, as of Monday evening, RedEye determined. In July 2013, 53 homicides were logged, according to RedEye data.Copyright © 2015, RedEye