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Chicago surpasses 100 homicide mark for 2011

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

3:48 PM CDT, May 4, 2011

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Chicago last week surpassed 100 homicides for 2011, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

The 100th homicide victim was a 25-year-old man shot to death April 27 in the 3900 block of West Thomas Street in Humboldt Park, RedEye determined, based on police data. A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3600 block of West Harrison Street in East Garfield Park later that evening, police said.

It took longer for Chicago to log 100th homicides than in past years. This mark was reached on April 15 in 2010, April 22 in 2009 and April 11 in 2008, RedEye data shows.

In the last week, gunshot homicides were recorded in Austin, Kenwood, the Near West Side and Roseland, RedEye determined.

April ended last week with 30 homicides, down from 47 homicides logged in April last year, RedEye found. There’s been one homicide so far in May. Forty-eight homicides were recorded in May last year, RedEye determined.

View the homicide map, which tracks all homicides by location in Chicago, HERE.