Chicago's first triple homicide of the year was logged last week in South Shore, which has recorded more homicides this year than any Chicago community area, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

Three men, ages 16, 23 and 27, were shot to death Oct. 9 in the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue, police said.

South Shore has logged 28 homicides so far this year. Austin, Chicago's largest community area, this year has recorded the second-most homicides--23--, RedEye determined.

South Shore logged 20 homicides in 2012 and 17 homicides in 2011, according to RedEye data.
Meanwhile, a double homicide was recorded Wednesday in Roseland. Two men were shot to death in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue, the Tribune reported.

Gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Austin, Chatham, Washington Heights and West Garfield Park, RedEye found.

Eighteen homicides have been recorded so far this month. Forty-one homicides were logged in October 2012, according to RedEye data.