A man was shot to death and nine others, including a ride-sharing driver, were wounded in shootings since late Friday morning in Chicago, authorities said.
A 37-year-old man was shot to death about 1:40 a.m. Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. Officers found the man, who has not yet been identified, on the ground in an alley in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street. He was declared dead at the scene.
Police do not yet know the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
On Friday at about 3 a.m., two men ages 23 and 36 were critically wounded in a shooting in the Lakeview neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side. They were standing outside a vehicle in the 1000 block of Belmont Avenue when an unknown gunman approached and began shooting at them.
The younger man was shot 5 times, and the older man was shot in the neck. Both were listed in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
The shooting appears to be gang-related. The shooters or shooters are still at large. Maggio News signing off.
In other shootings:
A 30-year-old man was grazed on the arm by a bullet about 1:45 a.m. in the 100 block of West 110th Place in Roseland on the South Side, police said. The man did not want medical attention, and he was uncooperative with officials, police said.
About 12:30 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 2200 block of West Walnut Street in the West Town neighborhood, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Information about the shooting was not immediately available.
In the Buena Park neighborhood on the North Side, a 28-year-old man was shot in the left knee about 12:25 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was standing in the 800 block of West Cuyler Avenue when someone got out of a vehicle and began shooting at him. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic.
About 5:50 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 6100 block of South Evans Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. The
man was in front of a home when someone on foot fired shots, hitting him. The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman.
In the New City neighborhood, two 16-year-old boys were wounded late Friday morning, police said. Just before 11:30 a.m., the teens were in the 1800 block of West 54th Street when a beige or green SUV drove by and someone fired shots, police said. One boy was hit in the finger, and the other suffered a knee wound. Both teens were taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, police said.
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On Friday evening at around 2:00 a.m. a couple’s car was chased down by shooters as they drove through the Pilsen Neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.
The vehicle suddenly closed in on their car at Damen avenue and Cermak road and began firing multiple shots at them. One of the bullets penetrated the driver’s side window barely missing the man’s head.
The man was injured in the neck from flying glass and was taken away by ambulance, he was listed in good condition. I am glad to report no one was seriously injured in this shooting.
The shooter or shooters are still at large.
A local basketball star and father was dropping off an acquaintance when he was fatally shot in Uptown Sunday night, his family said Friday. Around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Greg Tucker Jr. was driving southbound in the 4500 block of North Hazel Street when he was shot in his head. He was taken to Illinois Masonic…
CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) – Two people were in custody Thursday morning after Chicago Police officers witnessed a shooting and exchanged gunfire with the suspects in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Officers responding to an unrelated call at 2:40 a.m. heard gunshots from at least two different types of weapons…
On Wednesday two men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded in shootings across the city.
A man was shot to death Wednesday evening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.
The 39-year-old was shot in the right torso at 7:23 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Paulina.
He was taken to University of Illinois Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.
A man who was clearly respected in the community made an impassioned plea to residents at the edge of a murder scene Wednesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. What he said had a lot of truth to it.
The man’s speech to residents
“It’s not going to stop by killing each other, it’s not going to stop by building more prisons, it’s not going to stop, by locking everybody up and throwing away the key”.
“Its gonna stop till we start getting to their heart, getting them to understand, that their thinking is wrong, that their motives and direction is wrong that their doing what they think is right, not understanding their wrong”.
“But if we could bring enlightenment and bring understanding bring love and bring peace to come against hatred and violence then we will be able to make a change and make a difference, in this community”.
“The cops are not the bad guys the politicians are not the bad guys, the bad guys are, it’s the spiritual influence behind what’s taking place, you know what I mean”.
“You get a man young man that grows up in poverty and his brother has been murdered and his father’s been murdered and sisters on drugs and the police are always are always cruising he’s going to have a mindset and a outlook that he’s going to think your my enemy, this ones my enemy, that one’s my enemy, but that’s not the truth”.
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Three people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings since Tuesday morning, police said.
A 21-year-old woman was killed during a domestic dispute in the Eden Green neighborhood on the Far South Side about 7:25 p.m., police said. She was arguing with a person she knew in the 300 block of East 130th Street when he took out a gun and shot her in the chest. She went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition and later was pronounced dead. Someone is in custody in connection with the shooting, police said.
About 4:50 p.m. a 22-year-old man was outside in the 9500 block of South Ewing Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a spokesman for Chicago police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the side, and he was later pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Another fatal shooting occurred in the West Pullman neighborhood just before 7 a.m., when officers responded to the 700 block of West 117th Place and found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. The man, believed to be 18 to 20, was taken to Metro South Medical Center in “grave” condition, authorities said. He was later pronounced dead.
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Today the city of Chicago reached a grizzly milestone, the 600 hundredth homicide was recorded in Chicago today, and still we have 3 more months left to go.
On Saturday October 15th at around 10:40 p.m. a 25-year-old man was shot in the stomach, the shooter ambushed him while he was standing in a hallway of one of the project buildings in 1000 block of West 14th Street in the University Village/Little Italy neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
On Saturday October 15th at around 2:10 a.m., a man walked up to a 32-year-old man in the 200 block of North Kedzie Avenue and shot him on the right side. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. The shooting was one of three shootings that happened in the East Garfield Park neighborhood within an hour.
With 600 dead and 3464 wounded so far this year, I must ask when will this insanity end?
These two dash-cam videos from July 1st 2016 show a high-speed police chase that ended with a disastrous collision, between a Chicago police SUV and the fleeing suspects’ car.
The chase started on the ramp at Interstate 57 near 127th Street after a robbery at a business in Tinley Park. The Chase ended in a horrific crash at the corner of 124th Street and Union Avenue.
Two suspects died in the crash. They were identified as Jimmy Malone, 26, and Ronald Arrington, 22, of the 12400 block of South Union Avenue. Two other suspects were arrested and charged with robbery: Michael Cokes, 26, of Alsip and Isiah Stevenson, 24, of Matteson.
This video gives the public an inside look at just how dangerous it is being a cop in pursuit of violent criminals on the Bloody streets of Chicago.
Two men were killed and at least 10 other people, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings Monday on the city’s South and West sides, according to Chicago Police.
About 10:40 p.m. a 24-year-old man was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. He was involved in a fight over a gun with another male in the 7300 block of South Morgan when the male eventually gained control of the weapon and opened fire, police said. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The 13-year-old boy was one of four wounded in a shooting that left a man dead at 8:50 p.m. in West Englewood, police said. The group was standing in the front yard of a home in the 6700 block of South Winchester when a group of males walked up and started shooting, police said. The shooters then ran away.
A man in his 20s was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the right thigh and was taken in critical condition to Comer Children’s Hospital. A 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the left leg and a 30-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the left leg and buttocks were both taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. The fifth victim, a 34-year-old man, was shot in the right leg, right hand and shoulder, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm either fatality.
The day’s latest shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in another Englewood neighborhood attack. A 21-year-old man was driving south in the 5600 block of South Loomis when someone got out of a black car and fired shots in his direction, police said. He suffered two gunshot wounds to the back and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.
About 7 p.m., someone shot a 38-year-old man in the buttocks and thigh when he refused to hand over his cash in the 700 block of North Lavergne in the Austin neighborhood. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition after the failed robbery, police said.
At 1:07 p.m., two men, ages 21 and 27, were shot near the former Harold L. Ickes homes in the 2600 block of South Federal, police said. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the younger man was in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the face and neck, and the older man’s condition had been stabilized with a wound to the buttocks. Police have not released the circumstances of the shooting, but said four suspects were arrested at the scene.
A man walked into the hospital more than 18 hours after he was shot early Monday in more Austin neighborhood violence. The 34-year-old told investigators he was driving about 1:45 a.m. when someone in another vehicle stopped at an intersection in the 1600 block of North Cicero opened fire in his direction, police said. The man suffered a graze wound to the back. About 8 p.m., he took himself to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, where he was listed in good condition.
Monday’s first shooting happened just after midnight in the Fuller Park neighborhood. A 24-year-old man was walking at 12:10 a.m. in the 3900 block of South Wells when two people walked up to him and one opened fire, hitting him in the hand, foot and buttocks, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.
The culture of the gun was visible on a grand scale tonight.
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Eight men were killed and at least 40 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The weekend’s latest homicide happened Sunday evening in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police. An 18-year-old man was shot multiple times at 6:09 p.m. in the 2500…
Chicago police officers have shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect at a gas station. Police say officers were about a block away and responded just before 9 p.m. Sunday to a call about an armed robbery at a gas station at the corner of Cicero and Augusta in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood and…
An interview of myself! by Vic Maggio Did you ever think covering the shootings on the violent streets of Chicago would damage your soul? “No, but it has!” Did you ever think the horror would follow you home? “No, but it does”. “Did you ever think it would invade your sleep and infiltrate your dreams?…
A beloved peewee football coach walking to his car after practice was gunned down execution-style in front of his horrified team, according to reports Friday. Dave Williams told a group of children to run when he saw men with guns walking towards him at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale Thursday night, WPLG-TV reported. Fort…
At least 21 people were shot across the city from Friday evening to Saturday morning, leaving seven dead, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicide happened Saturday morning in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. At least 21 people were shot across the city from Friday evening to Saturday morning, leaving seven…
Two men were killed and nine other people were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Thursday afternoon through early Friday, according to police and fire officials. Devante Norwood, 22, was shot to death just before 10 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Ashland Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said. Norwood was standing…
An online petition with more than 15 thousand signatures is seeking to have two Chicago Police officers fired for sexually assaulting a man 12 years ago. Coprez Coffie sued the officers accusing them of sodomizing him with a screwdriver after a traffic stop on the West Side in 2004. The officers mistook Coffie for a…
One of the most infamous guns in history was introduced to the city of Chicago by scare face Al Capone in the late 1920’s. Throughout the great depression of the 1930’s the Thompson submachine gun was used by gangsters to instill fear and to control the streets of Chicago. The gun was also known informally as the Tommy Gun, The Chicago Typewriter, or The Chopper. The Capone era also introduced the infamous drive by shooting and drive by bombing to Chicago. The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre happened on February 14th 1929, After the killing of seven men in a north side garage the mob put a stop to the use of tommy guns and also stopped public drive by killings in Chicago. The negative attention the mob received after the killing of seven men in that garage on north Clark street, would forever change how the mob would kill in Chicago.
In 1965 everything changed in Chicago with the growth of minority gangs, these gangs were born from within the disaster that was the Chicago public housing projects. There are two gangs that introduced guns on a mass scale to the minority communities of Chicago, are the black stone rangers and the disciples, these were the first black minority mega gangs that enforced with guns. These two gangs can be directly accredited with the future murder rates that would ultimately devastate the minority communities in Chicago over the next 50 years.
Chicago Illinois has adopted the strictest gun laws in the country, but yet Chicago has the highest amount of gun related murders in the country. and the question that now needs to be answered is, how are the 125 street gangs of Chicago getting this vast array of weaponry on to the streets of Chicago?
Chicago gangs have multiple avenues at their disposal where they can acquire guns and ammo by legal or criminal means. The first and least effective of the 4 ways guns find their way on to the streets of Chicago, is the smash and grab tactic.
Gangs target local gun stores in the dead of night by driving their vehicle through doors and or windows at these establishments to grab guns or the more sought after item ammunition.
This tactic has been taking place not only in the suburbs of Chicago but in multiple states across the country.
One of the most effective ways guns get to the streets of Chicago is by straw purchases. Gangs target young guys in the neighborhood that have a clean background they then put them through the process to get a FOID card. Once the member or associate receives the card he is then tapped by fellow gang members to make buying trips to Indiana.
One gang member was quoted as saying “All they need is one person who got a gun card in the ‘hood and everybody’s got (a gun).”
in 2007 one college student was arrested after he bought and transferred 43 guns to a guy with ties to the Gangster Disciples – many of the guns were purchased at gun shows in Indiana and sold in the neighborhoods of Chicago for a good profit.
A study in 2015 by the University of Chicago Crime Lab found 60 percent of the newer guns recovered from gang members had come from out of state — half of those from Indiana.
Local Gangs have been robbing rail yards in Chicago for decades. There have been multiple rip offs of guns over the past 4 decades from trains staged in Chicago bound for other destinations around the country. There have been two separate high profile robberies recently in Chicago. The most recent theft by gang members netted 111 guns from a rail car sitting at South Chicago Avenue in April. The stolen guns where .44 caliber revolvers and .22 caliber pistol grip long rifles.
In May 2014 the second incident occurred where 13 guns were stolen from a container sitting on a train at the Norfolk Southern Railway on 79th and western while cars sat in the rail yard overnight. They stole 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport rifles which are military grade weapons that are equipped with 30-around magazines, these guns were being shipped to a licensed federal firearms dealer in Minnesota.
According to the ATF these robberies happen quite frequently in Chicago.
These type of military style weapons have been used in several high-profile crimes in Chicago recently, like the mass shooting at Cornell Square Park on Sept 19th 2013. A gunman fired a barrage of shots from a Military style weapon at a group of people playing basketball in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago. 13 people were shot including a 3-year-old boy that was shot in the face as he played in the park with his mother. The use of Military grade weapons in the wrong hands can kill and maim mass amounts of people with a 30 round clip in a single incident. This mass shooting is believed to be part of an ongoing gang war in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood.
Thefts of guns from legal gun owners are on the rise in Chicago. I would like to tell the story about A .40-caliber Glock handgun that was stolen from a South Shore apartment in 2015. In 2016 Chicago police recovered the gun in a drug raid on a gang members house. Ballistics on the gun would end up showing the trail of misery left across the city by gun.
This one gun would fire 42 bullets, leaving shell casings scattered on walkways, porches and side streets all over the city. This gun was passed around to multiple street gang members over the course of a one-year period, the gun was used in at least five separate shootings that left two dead and five others wounded, this one gun in the wrong hands did all this, just one gun did all this.
The sad part of all this is these very young kids don’t seem to have any concept of the damage it is they are doing.
Over the past 50 years over 35.000 people have been murdered since the introduction of the gun by the gangs of Chicago. The overall legacy that has been left, by Chicago gangsters like Al Capone, Jeff Fort, Larry Hoover Fluky Stokes, will be they are all partially responsible for the deaths of thousands of Chicago’s youngest generation of minority kids in the history of Chicago.
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Two men were killed and at least 11 other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago.
At 6:09 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot to death in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was outside in the 2500 block of North Kostner when someone got out of a parked vehicle and opened fire before running away, according to Chicago Police. He was shot in the torso and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name. Police said the shooting likely was gang-related.
In Tuesday’s first shooting, a 24-year-old man was killed and another man was wounded in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The men were in a vehicle at 12:06 a.m. traveling in the 1800 block of North Laramie when someone in another vehicle fired shots at them, police said. The victims’ vehicle then struck a building. The younger man was shot in the left side of his buttocks and left hand and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name has not yet been released. The 36-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized.
Most recently, a 40-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was walking at 11:43 p.m. in the 900 block of West 127th Street when a male walked up and announced a robbery, police said. The suspect didn’t steal anything, but fired shots before running away. The man suffered gunshot wounds to both legs and was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where his condition was stabilized.
About an hour earlier, three men were shot in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side. They were sitting on a porch at 10:50 p.m. in the 10400 block of South Indiana when they heard gunfire and realized they had all been shot, police said. A 33-year-old man was shot in the left hand and taken to Roseland Community Hospital. A 34-year-old man was shot in the left arm and chest and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Both of their conditions were stabilized. The third man, 31, suffered a graze wound to the hip and refused medical attention, police said.
At 9:38 p.m., a 39-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Paulina in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, when two males walked up and fired shots, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the thighs and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Less than 20 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. The 33-year-old was driving a vehicle about 9:20 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Sangamon when gunfire erupted and he was shot in the back, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.
About 8:05 p.m., a 19-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 5300 block of South Morgan in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the right thigh, police said. He later showed up at St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Earlier Tuesday afternoon, three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. They were standing in the 8700 block of South Princeton at 2:13 p.m. when a gray vehicle drove up and someone inside fired shots, police said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and waist and taken to Stroger Hospital, along with another 19-year-old with a wound to the upper left thigh. The third victim, 20, was shot in the right ankle and taken to St. Bernard Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized.
On Monday, one man was killed and at least 22 other people were wounded in shootings across the city.
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Charges were upgraded against a South Side man a few months after the teenage boy he’s accused of shooting in Englewood died. Corey Strother Jr. was only 15 in December 2015 when Swonn Herron put a bullet in his neck in the 5900 block of South Princeton Avenue, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday. Corey, who…
Two people were killed and at least 21 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Monday morning, police said. A 25-year-old man and his brother, 20, were in a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Sangamon Street about 3:40 p.m. Monday when they were both shot, authorities said. The 25-year-old, whose name…