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28% of Chicago homicide victims in their 20s

By Tracy Swartz

RedEye

5:28 PM EDT, April 2, 2014

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Three men in their 20s were shot to death in separate incidents in Chicago in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.

A 26-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 11300 block of South Forest Avenue in Roseland, police said.

That same day, a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 2500 block of East 84th Street in South Chicago, according to officials.

On Friday, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 300 block of East 51st Street in Grand Boulevard, police said.

Nearly 28 percent of the 69 homicides victims this year were in their 20s, according to RedEye data as of Wednesday afternoon.

Last year, 41 percent of the 435 Chicago homicide victims were in their 20s, RedEye determined.
Meanwhile, a 57-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street in Chicago Lawn, police said.

March ended this week with 24 homicides, up from 17 killings in March 2013, RedEye found.
One homicide has been logged so far this month. Twenty-four homicides were recorded in April 2013, according to RedEye data.