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September homicides up versus 2011

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

6:09 PM CDT, October 3, 2012

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Two men were found beaten to death Friday in the 2400 block of West 45th Street in Brighton Park, police said.

Brighton Park has logged six homicides so far this year. The Southwest Side community area recorded 10 homicides last year, RedEye determined.

Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Bridgeport, Calumet Heights, Oakland, Roseland and West Garfield Park, RedEye data shows.

September ended this week with 41 homicides, up from 39 homicides in September 2011, RedEye data shows.

One homicide has been recorded so far this month. Forty-eight homicides were logged in October 2011, according to RedEye data.