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Bloody Chicago 9 killed, 45 wounded in Weekend Shootings

Nine people were killed and 45 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago over the weekend, according to police.

Among those who were killed was Peter Fabbri, 54, who was shot in the head at 7:35 p.m. Saturday as he was walking with two women near Millennium Park, police said.

Fabbri was shot at the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Drive when an argument turned violent, police said. The shooter fled on a bicycle but was taken into custody. Fabbri died Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The deadliest stretch of the weekend occurred between Friday afternoon and early Saturday. A 19-year-old man was among the six people killed during this period.

The 19-year-old was shot in the head about 8:10 p.m. Friday in the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

A 21-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting. The older man was shot in the back and was in critical condition at Stroger.

Daniel Lindsey, 19, was riding his bike Friday when he heard 15 shots and pedaled toward Moran Park, where the two men were wounded. Lindsey saw one man on the ground at the park, and the other was near Sharif’s Food & Liquor #2, a corner store.

Lindsey said one of the victims told him to move out of the neighborhood and to avoid trouble.

“I’m hurt and sad,” Lindsey said. “I have a 1-year-old, and I’m so scared I won’t get to see him grow up.” Continue Reading

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Chicago Gang Member Charged with Fatal Shooting at Millennium Park

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A man was been charged in the fatal shooting of another man near Millennium Park over the weekend. Chicago police charged 32-year-old Paul Pagan with murder Monday afternoon. Pagan is a convicted felon and known gang member with 39 arrests on his record, police say. He has four felony counts, four convictions. Police say Pagan…

Chicago Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Back of the Yards

Maggio News Video, BAD ASS MUST SEE VIDEO of Chicago Firefighters Battling a Fire

On Saturday evening a fire broke out at 47th and Loomis in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood. A three story A frame coach house was engulfed in flames over a dozen firefighters fought the blaze. The Fire took over an hour to put out, as usual the Chicago Fire Department saved the block from a catastrophe. Maggio News stayed right on the heels of the fireman from begging to end. We did this to give you a real close up view of these bad ass hard core guys doing the dangerous work of saving lives and property.

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Bloody Chicago 6 dead, 15 wounded in Shootings on Friday

Six people have been killed and at least 15 others wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon in Chicago, police said.

About 8:10 p.m., a 19-year-old man was killed and a 21-year-old man was wounded in Englewood. They were in the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue when they were shot, police said.

The older man was shot in the back and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. The 19-year-old was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the same hospital.

Daniel Lindsey, 19, of Englewood, was on his bike a few blocks away when he heard about 15 shots. He quickly pedaled toward Moran Park, 5727 S. Racine Ave., and saw two men on the ground: one at the park and one on the road near Sharif’s Food & Liquor #2, a corner store.

Lindsey said he had a “nice little conversation” with one of the victims who was shot in the park, who told Lindsey to move out of the neighborhood and to avoid trouble.

“I’m hurt and sad,” Lindsey said. “I have a 1-year-old, and I’m so scared I won’t get to see him grow up.”

Bystanders said some people walked up toward the park and shot toward a crowd of people there. As people scattered, the shooter opened fire toward the corner store, hitting the second victim.

Tony Smith, 44, who lives a few houses down opposite the park, said the summer has been quiet. He said one of the victims was always willing to run to the corner store for people around the neighborhood.

About 2:35 a.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old man was found shot dead in the Near West Side neighborhood. Police responding to the 2600 block of West Wilcox Street found him with a gunshot wound to the head on a sidewalk between train tracks and a row of brick townhouses. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just before 2:10 a.m., a man was killed and a woman was wounded in Gage Park. They were in the 2200 block of West 50th Place when someone with a rifle got out of a nearby vehicle and opened fire. The man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, was shot in the head and pronounced dead. The woman was shot in the foot and went to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 5:35 p.m. Friday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 21-year-old man suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest in the 2600 block of West Haddon Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ten minutes earlier, a 56-year-old man was killed in Gresham. Someone chased him into the hallway of an apartment in the 1000 block of West 77th Street, where he was shot in the leg and upper chest, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead. He was identified as Carl Jackson of the same block where he was shot, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 1:45 p.m., a man was killed and another was wounded in the 4200 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood. The two men were standing outside when a vehicle drove past and someone inside fired shots, hitting both men, police said. A 25-year-old was shot in the buttocks and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, where he later died. The medical examiner’s office identified him as Jeremiah Curtis of the 8800 block of South Houston Avenue.

A 39-year-old man was shot in the face and also taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized. Continue Reading Non-Fatal Shootings

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Son of Chicago Firefighter Looks on as Dad Enters Burning Building

On Friday evening Maggio News responded to a 4 story apartment fire on the Southside of Chicago.

Walking up to chaotic scene I noticed the littlest Fireman I had ever seen in my life.

The little boy was dressed in a fireman’s uniform; he is the son of one of the Chicago Firefighter’s entering this burning building to fight the blaze.

The boy could not have been more than 10 years old.

Watching this boy intently stare at the burning building, I could only wonder what he was thinking watching his bigger than life hero dad entering that burning building to save lives.

As I looked further I could clearly see the pride and admiration beaming from this little boy’s eyes, it was clear to me this boy held his father in super hero status.

This is how true fireman are created idolizing dad doing one the most dangerous jobs a man can do.

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Chicago Mayor Throws Millions at out of Control Violence

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appealed to Chicago residents Thursday for help fighting the troubling rise in city violence, announcing $36 million in youth mentoring efforts, policing strategies and gun legislation as his plan to fight and prevent crime. He used the invitation-only speech to cap off announcements in recent days that the city will add nearly…

Two Dozen Gang Members Arrested in Drug Sweep Targeting Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

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More than two dozen convicted felons and reputed gang members have been arrested in connection with the sale of dangerous batches of heroin laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl, which led to a rise in drug overdose deaths in the Chicago area, authorities said Thursday night. The roundups, which began earlier in the day, came…

Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby Faces Manslaughter Charge

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Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby was booked into the Tulsa County jail early Friday and posted bond shortly thereafter. This, after Tulsa County District Attorney Stephen Kunzweiler announced he charged Officer Betty Shelby with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher. On the formal charge filed with the county, it says Officer Betty Shelby’s…

Chris Rock, How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police

This Video is Funny as Hell and True Too

Comedian Chris Rock uses humor to show how to use common sense when interacting with the police. The video montage has a lot of truth to it. Noncompliance by suspects seems to be what all these police shootings have in common. What Chris Rock is saying is it all starts with YOU, you set the tone when interacting with police. It can go one of two ways right and wrong you make the choice.

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Violent Riots in Charlotte Continue

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Protests turned violent for a second night in the U.S. city of Charlotte, following the police killing of an African American man. The governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency in the city. Video Org: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty PROTESTER Shot in the head by another Protester in CHARLOTTE A protester was shot…

Bloody Chicago 4 dead, 12 wounded in shootings, Wednesday

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Four men were killed and 12 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday. A man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 25-year-old man was on the sidewalk about 1:51 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Wabash when someone got out of a…

New BBC Documentary ‘The Lost Streets of Chicago’: Explores inner-city Violence

Chicago’s homicide crisis is getting worldwide attention, thanks to a new documentary called “The Lost Streets of Chicago.”

It’s a look at the violence in Chicago’s neighborhoods through the eyes of a foreigner, and British Broadcasting correspondent Ian Pannell uses rappers like CTC DuWop to tell the story.

“You got to be ready man, I don’t know how to reiterate that. Ain’t no second chances man. When we turn the alleys here, you can already see the shorty’s on top of the cars, they know the cars. The lost streets of Chicago,” Duwop said in the documentary.

Pannell says his mini-documentary has been seen by over 300 million viewers. He decided to explore violence in inner cities after hearing about the disproportionate number of young black males who are homicide victims.

Choosing to focus on Chicago was easy.

“You just passed the three thousandth person shot in nine months. That shocks me, it should shock any journalist. That’s not normal, as one of our contributors said, that’s not normal. I don’t see how that is a situation of anything other than madness,” Pennell said.

Pannell says he relied on local rappers for access to neighborhoods, because they have an easier time crossing gang boundaries where turf wars can be dangerous.

“Many of the rappers have to deal with different sections of the community through music, through promotion, they have a level of street credibility, which allows you to get access to areas that otherwise would be difficult if not dangerous to go into,” Pannell said.

With rappers leading the way, viewers get a taste of the filming of a new video, and a lesson in survival.

West side rapper Bo Deal helped introduce Pannell to the street scene.

“I never seen so many guns like now, ever. The girls shooting it. It’s like they dropped off, somebody dropped off crates of guns in everybody hood. The lost streets of Chicago,” Bo Deal said.

Pannell has reported on conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. He was still amazed at what he found in neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

“I haven’t seen that many guns in civilian areas, in civilian hands, outside of a conflict zone. Normally called a war zone,” Pennell said. Continue Reading

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Bloody Chicago, Tuesday 3 killed 6 wounded in Shootings

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A Back of the Yards resident woke up early Wednesday to use the bathroom and saw two men outside who appeared to be looking into vehicles. The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she watched the men because she thought they were breaking into cars in the 5100 block of South Honore Street…

Chicago to Hire 500 to 1000 Police Officers to Combat Violence

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A city official says the Chicago Police Department will hire more than 500 to 1000 additional officers as it struggles to deal with the city’s uptick in gun violence. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to announce the hires Wednesday. The official, who was briefed on the plan, spoke with The Associated Press on…

12-year-old boy Charged with 3 Armed Robberies

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A 12-year-old boy was charged with robbing three people at gunpoint over the course of a week earlier this month in River North. Police said the boy was involved in robberies in the 700 to 900 blocks of North Larrabee that occurred between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, 15 and 19. In…

North Carolina Erupts in Violent Protests after Deadly Police Shooting of Armed Man

Protesters in Charlotte clashed with police in riot gear in a tense scene Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning after police shot and killed a person carrying a gun at a Charlotte apartment complex.

Seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were taken to the hospital along with one civilian. Many more reportedly had minor injuries as protesters threw numerous objects, including rocks and water bottles, at police officers. One officer was hit in the face with a rock.

The protests spilled onto Interstate 85, blocking the highway for hours.

Protesters targeted police cruisers. One damaged vehicle was towed away.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts tweeted late Tuesday evening: “I will continue to work with our manager & Chief on officer involved shooting. We are reaching out to community to ask for calm.

The community deserves answers and full investigation will ensue. Will be reaching out to community leaders to work together”

At one point, protesters began a chant of “black lives matter.” The man fatally shot by police was black. The officer involved in the shooting is also black.

The officer was identified as Brentley Vinson. As is standard procedure with any officer-involved shooting, Vinson was placed on paid administrative leave. Vinson has been employed with the CMPD since July 21, 2014, and is assigned to the Metro Division.

The man fatally shot was identified as Keith Lamont Scott. His family has been notified of his death.

Police initially went to the apartment complex on the city’s northeast side looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant.

Police said Scott was not the suspect officers were searching for, but had exited from a vehicle with a firearm and the officers believed he posed an imminent deadly threat.

Scott’s family quickly challenged the police account of the fatal shooting, saying he was not armed and that Scott, a father of seven, was holding a book and waiting for his son to be dropped off from school.

Detectives say they recovered the firearm they believe Scott had been holding at the time of the shooting at the scene.

Scott exited the car with a gun, and then got back in, police said. When officers approached the car, he got out of the car with the gun again.

At that point, officers considered him a threat and fired their weapons. Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters at the scene that at least one officer shot the person. Continue Reading

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