Two women were killed in separate homicides Monday, bringing the total number of female homicide victims this year to 19, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 70-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 1100 block of East 81st Street in Avalon Park, police said. An 18-year-old woman was shot to death in the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street in Englewood, according to officials.
Women comprise 12 percent of the homicide victims this year, according to RedEye data. About 9 percent of homicide victims last year were women, RedEye determined.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Austin, Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, East Garfield Park, Gage Park, Greater Grand Crossing, Roseland and West Englewood, according to police information.
Twelve homicides have been logged so far in June. Forty-seven homicides were recorded in June 2012, RedEye found.Copyright © 2015, RedEye