By Tracy Swartz
12:04 PM CDT, August 7, 2013
West Pullman on Tuesday saw a double homicide, the first double homicide in Chicago since June, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
Two men, ages 35 and 38, were shot to death in the 100 block of East 120th Street, police said.
West Pullman has logged 12 homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 13 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.
The previous double homicide was June 28 when a 31-year-old woman and a 5-year-old boy were shot to death in the 5300 block of South Winchester Avenue in New City, RedEye found.
In the last week, gunshot homicides were logged in Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Douglas, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing and West Elsdon, RedEye determined.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death Aug. 1 in the 7300 block of North Seeley Avenue in Rogers Park, officials said. On Wednesday, a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death in 3000 block of West Douglas Boulevard in North Lawndale, officials said.
July ended last week with 52 homicides, up from 49 homicides logged in July 2012, RedEye found.
Ten homicides have been recorded so far this month. Fifty-seven homicides were logged in August 2012, according to RedEye data.
Copyright © 2014 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC