Vic Maggio

4-year-old boy shot in the face in the Woodlawn Neighborhood


At least 18 people, including a 4-year-old boy, have been shot since Tuesday afternoon in separate attacks on the West, Northwest and South sides, police said. Police responded to a report of someone shot in the 6400 block of South King Drive about 9:10 p.m., in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a…

6 Gang Members Shot in North Lawndale Neighborhood


Six people were shot and wounded in the North Lawndale neighborhood Tuesday night. It started shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday as an argument among a group of men near the 1600 block of South Christiana. The argument escalated and six people were injured after shots rang out, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Police say…

Daley’s Destructive CHA Plan Infected Chicago Neighborhoods, Surrounding Suburbs


Every Chicago neighborhood and almost every suburb felt the impact of public housing transformation. In 1999, Mayor Richard M. Daley boldly promised to transform public housing in Chicago — in part by tearing down the high-rise housing projects that lined the city’s expressways and surrounded the Loop. Today, nearly every Chicago neighborhood — and almost…

No Bond for Suspect in Red Line Stabbing Murder


A Cook County Judge denied bond for the man charged with killing a woman on a CTA Red Line train on the South Side last week. Arthur S. Jones, 29, is accused of fatally stabbing Jessica Hampton, 25, Thursday. Jones was arrested at the scene, after witnesses say the two had a discussion on the…

Pregnant Woman Shot along with three others in Morgan Park


CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) Four people were wounded — including a pregnant woman — in a shooting Saturday morning in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. Two women and two men were shot about 11:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of West 114th Place, according to Chicago Police. A 19-year-old woman,…

Chicago Police Drug Raid also nets 30 illegal Guns


Chicago police seized more than 30 guns and a supply of drugs while executing a search warrant Friday just outside the city’s northwest side. The seizure puts total illegal guns off the street at 4,230 so far this year, the department said in a statement. Officers identified the location a drug dealer had been selling…

Bloody Father’s Day in Chicago 13 Killed 55 Wounded


So far this year, about 1,800 people have been shot across the city and more than 200 of those wounded have died of their wounds, according to records kept by the Chicago Tribune. A total of 306 people have been killed this year by shooting, stabbing or other means, Tribune records show. A 3-year-old boy…

Chicago’s Bloodiest Neighborhoods Brace for Violent Summer


Shaquisha Gibson-Posey pulls out a grisly cellphone photo of her murdered brother whenever her 15-year-old son complains of being cooped up in the house. This is why you can’t go out in the neighborhood this summer, she tells him. Treshaun Carr takes special precautions when he walks down the street, walking only on the driver’s…


Six people were killed and 12 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening On Friday June 17th at around 9:00 pm a 16-year-old boy was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

The victim has been identified as 16-year-old Melvin Cook, he was shot in the head by two males who approached the vehicle as it cruised down an alley in the 6500 block of South Hamilton Avenue.
Cook and his friend were in the car when someone walked up and asked them, where they were from. “I’m not about that,” cook said to one of the gunman. Then the person opened fire killing the sixteen-year-old passenger, the boy’s friend was not hurt. Cook, who lived in the 5700 block of South Calumet, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:27 p.m. Police said the driver ran away from the vehicle after the shooting. The shooter or shooters are still at large.

On Friday June 17th at around 10:30 pm a 22-year-old man was shot in an alley on the 2200 South Kirkland Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago’s west side. The man was standing with a group of people in a vacant lot in the alley when a gunman opened fire on the group fatally hitting 22-year-old Charles Wiley, aka Baby G of the 4200 block of West Cullerton Street. The 22-year-old was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. This was a gang related shooting the shooter or shooters are still at large.

On Saturday June 18th at around 3:40 a.m., a man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in the 1300 block of West Hastings street in the University Village Neighborhood on Chicago’s South Westside.

One man, age 24, was shot in the back and was pronounced dead UIC Hospital. One man, age 29, was shot in both thighs, his hand and forearm. The other man, age 30, was shot in the hand. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital where their conditions stabilized.

It appears two of the victims work as security guards for Kates Detective Agency and apparently drove themselves to the 12th district police department for help after the shooting. Witnesses at the scene said the security guards pulled up to a large party outside the ABLA-Robert Brooks Homes before shots were fired this shooting is still under investigation by 12th district area detectives.

On Saturday June 18th at around 1:00 am a man was stabbed outside Harold’s Chicken on the 6900 block of south Ashland avenue in the Englewood Neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside. According to the police radio a group of men were fighting outside of Harold’s chicken when one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed the other then fled the scene threatening to return with a gun and finish the job, the man was slumped over sitting in the street while family members and friends comforted the man while he was being treated by paramedics and police the man was taken away by ambulance the condition of the victim is unknown at this time. All of this and much more happened in a 9-hour period from Friday at 8:00pm till 5:00 am Saturday morning this is just an average Friday night for Maggio News on the Bloody Streets of Chicago.

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Thursday Shootings in Chicago, 3 dead, 10 wounded


Three people were killed — including a Chicago Public Schools employee — and 10 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Thursday. The latest fatal shooting happened at 9:15 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago Police. Victor Robinson, 31, was sitting on a porch in the 5700 block…

One of Chicago’s Most Feared Street Gangs, Hobos Linked to 9 Murders


The Hobos street gang earned a reputation for ruthlessness, killing rivals and snitches to spread fear and maintain control of their lucrative cocaine, crack and heroin operations, federal prosecutors allege. Look no further than Arnold Council, a reputed high-ranking member of the gang who was captured on an undercover recording defending the killing of informant…

Stomping Video Star is Rearrested and Charged with Multiple Felony Counts


Shaquille O’Neal, who is at the center of a video that triggered an investigation into allegations of police misconduct, has been arrested again and faces several felony charges. The video of O’Neal being arrested on June 13 in the 3900-block of West Grenshaw sparked outrage in the community as it showed an officer apparently kicking…

Man killed in front of McNair Elementary School on the Westside

UPDATE: the man shot and killed was a CPS employee.

On Thursday June 16th at around 12:30 pm a man was shot in the head and killed in front of McNair Elementary School in the Austin Neighborhood on Chicago’s Westside.

The school was immediately put on locked down after the shooting so Chicago police detectives and forensics investigators could get the body off the street before the kids were released.

The man was shot outside the front entrance of the school and died slumped over a curb across the street.

Students from the school could be seen looking out of windows at the body lying in the street.

The voices of children could be heard through windows covered in burglar bars over the commotion outside.

The Chief of Detectives said the man had no criminal history or documented gang affiliation, and it wasn’t clear why he was shot. The incident didn’t have anything to do with students, staff or the school. The shooter or shooters are still at large.

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