Six men were shot to death in Chicago on Sunday, making it the deadliest day of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
According to police:
At about 3 a.m., a 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the 1600 block of North Elston Avenue in West Town.
Nine-and-a-half hours later, a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 1700 block of West 51st Street in New City.
At 5:43 p.m., a 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the 3000 block of West 25th Street in South Lawndale.
At 6:26 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot to death in the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue in New City.
About 20 minutes later, a 54-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were shot to death in the 2500 block of East 79th Street in South Shore.
This was Chicago's deadliest day since Nov. 5, 2011, when the city logged seven homicides, including a triple homicide in Chatham, RedEye data shows.
Citywide, homicides were recorded in the last week in Avondale and Humboldt Park, according to police information.
Meanwhile, Greater Grand Crossing recorded two homicides in the last week. On Feb. 16, a 22-year-old man was shot in the 6400 block of South King Drive, police said. He died this week.
On Tuesday, a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue, police said.
Eighteen homicides have been logged so far this month, RedEye data found. Twenty-five homicides were recorded in February 2011, according to RedEye data.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun