Two male teenagers were shot and killed in separate incidents in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in Woodlawn, police said. Three days before, a 19-year-old man was shot to death in the 6400 block of South Campbell Avenue in Chicago Lawn, according to officials.
Four of the seven homicide victims so far this year were teenagers, RedEye determined as of Wednesday afternoon.
Last year, about one in five homicide victims was a teenager, according to RedEye data.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway in West Garfield Park, police said. A week earlier, a 56-year-old man was fatally shot in the 1700 block of East 72nd Street in South Shore, police said.
Seven homicides have been recorded so far this month. Forty-four homicides were logged in January 2013, RedEye determined.Copyright © 2015, RedEye