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Morgan Park, Woodlawn see 2 homicides

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

2:36 PM CST, December 7, 2011

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Morgan Park and Woodlawn each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

In Morgan Park, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday in the 1100 block of West 112th Place, officials said. Two days earlier, a 21-year-old man was shot to death in the 11100 block of South Throop Street, police said.

Morgan Park has logged three homicides so far this year, RedEye data shows. The South Side community area recorded nine homicides last year, RedEye determined.

In Woodlawn, a 21-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in the 6600 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, according to officials.

Woodlawn has logged 12 homicides so far this year, according to RedEye data. The South Side community area recorded eight homicides last year, RedEye data shows.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Brighton Park, Gage Park, Uptown and West Englewood, RedEye determined.

Meanwhile, fatal stabbings were recorded in Avondale and Rogers Park, officials said.
November ended last week with 37 homicides, up from 32 homicides in November last year, RedEye data shows.

Nine homicides have been logged so far in December. Police recorded 25 homicides in December last year, RedEye found.