The Near West Side on Saturday recorded its seventh homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 26-year-old man was shot to death in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, police said.
The community area, which includes the West Loop, University Village and the Illinois Medical District, recorded nine homicides in 2011, RedEye data shows.
Citywide, gunshot homicides were logged in the last week in Austin, Chicago Lawn, Greater Grand Crossing, Morgan Park and South Shore, according to RedEye data.
May ended last week with 50 homicides, up from 39 homicides logged in May 2011, according to RedEye data.
Five homicides have been recorded so far this month. Forty-four homicides were logged in June 2011, RedEye determined.