2013 Murders in Englewood, Auburn Gresham and Chatham

By Wendell Hutson on July 12, 2013 9:10am 

ENGLEWOOD — Five South Side neighborhoods — Englewood, West Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Grand Crossing and Chatham — have been hit hard by violence this year, with 62 people killed thus far.

DNAinfo.com Chicago on Thursday published a comprehensive graphic of the murders in the city this year, including a neighborhood map and breakdown.

On the Fourth of July alone, 31-year-old Marlon Obanner and 36-year-old Cheodis Young were killed in Englewood and Chatham.

While sitting on his porch in Englewood, Obanner was shot to death about 9:30 p.m., according to Chicago police. Earlier that day, Young was chased into his Grand Crossing home by two gunmen who shot him to death about 12:19 p.m., according to neighbors. When police arrived Young had been shot several times, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The day before, 26-year-old William Jones was sitting in a car about 1 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Loomis Avenue in Auburn Gresham when police said a gunman stepped out of an SUV and began shooting. Jones, the father of a 7-month-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The complete timeline, including a heat map, neighborhood-by-neighborhood tally and individual stories for each victim, can be found here.

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