A man and a woman were stabbed to death in separate incidents on the North Side Tuesday morning, police said.
A 22-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street on the Near North Side, and a 53-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 6100 block of North Sheridan Road in Edgewater, according to officials.
Twenty-seven stabbing deaths have been recorded in Chicago so far this year, the same number in all of 2011, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. About half of the stabbing deaths this year occurred on the South Side, RedEye determined.
Meanwhile, New City saw two homicides in one day last week, RedEye data shows.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death on July 5 in the 1800 block of West 45th Street, police said. A 20-year-old man was fatally shot that same day in the 1300 block of West 48th Street, police said.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Archer Heights, Auburn Gresham, Austin, Greater Grand Crossing, Humboldt Park, Pullman, Washington Park and West Town, police data shows.
Nineteen homicides have been logged so far in July. Fifty-five homicides were recorded in July 2011, according to RedEye data.