By Tracy Swartz
5:56 PM CDT, August 3, 2011
Six homicides were logged in Chicago on Friday, making it the deadliest day of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Three of the homicides that day occurred in the Chatham community area, according to officials.
At about 3:30 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said.
About 12 hours later and three blocks away, a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were fatally shot in the 8200 block of South Cottage Grove, police said.
That same day, gunshot homicides claimed a 29-year-old man in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue in Humboldt Park; a 22-year-old man in the 7100 block of South Rockwell Street in Chicago Lawn; and an 18-year-old man in the 5400 block of West Washington Street in Austin, according to officials.
The last time Chicago recorded six homicides in one day was April 15, 2010, when seven homicides were logged, RedEye data shows.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Ashburn, Brighton Park, Englewood, South Lawndale and West Englewood, according to RedEye data.
In South Shore, two men were shot to death in separate incidents in the last week. On Wednesday, a man in his 20s was killed in the 1700 block of East 72nd Street, police said. On Saturday, a 32-year-old man was killed in the 7100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, police said.
Meanwhile, a 56-year-old man was found stabbed to death Monday in the 7100 block of South Champlain Avenue in Greater Grand Crossing, police said.
July ended this week with 55 homicides, up from 42 in July last year, RedEye data shows.
Two homicides have been recorded so far this month. Police recorded 60 homicides in August last year, RedEye found.
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