Chicago Gang Shootings

Gang Member Shot in front of Church’s 10 foot Cross

On Thursday April 14th at 4:15pm a 23 year old male reputed gang member was shot in the ankle in a drive by shooting on the 5300 block of south Morgan Street in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood, the shooting happened in front of the Original Holy Ark Church located on the middle of the block on South Morgan Street. The man was shot feet from a giant ten foot cross located in front of the church. The man is in stable to good condition the shooter or shooters are still at large.

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Gang Conflict in Marquette Park Neighborhood leaves 25 year old man Dead

Twenty five year old Raymond Pryor was shot several times in the chest around 12:10 a.m. Friday on the 6500 block of South Western Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood. Officers found him lying on the sidewalk unresponsive; he was pronounced dead at the scene. He was apparently walking out of a barbershop on south Western Avenue when he was shot.

Many of Pryor’s relatives and friends were on the crime scene, his distraught mother Charisma Pryor was also on the scene, she was dazed and hugging family members as they arrived. His mother said. “He doesn’t even travel at this time of the night.”

Police said Raymond Pryor was a documented gang member and said his shooting was due to an ongoing gang conflict in the area. Pryor’s arrest record includes aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a rifle in 2011 and, in the most recent case in 2013, he was charged with possessing a controlled substance.

Family members did acknowledged Pryor’s past criminal history but claimed he wasn’t a gang member. They said he has been successfully turning around his life. He got his GED in 2014 and attended Kennedy-King College. His mother said he hoped to one day work in the fashion industry,

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Chicago: 3 Teens Shot in Bronzeville Neighborhood

Four teens were injured when someone shot up their van in the Bronzeville neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, about 10 blocks south of where another person was shot a few hours earlier. The most recent shooting happened at 48th Street and King Drive about 3:40 p.m. Two boys, 16 and 17, were shot in the back and…

Chicago South-side Shootings One Dead Seven Injured

One man was killed and at least six other people were wounded including two teenage boys in shootings on the South Side Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Chicago police said. A 59-year-old man was shot to death and a 34-year-old man was wounded in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:35 a.m. Wednesday. The two were in…

Chicago Weekend Shootings, 2 dead, 9 wounded across the City

Two men in their 50s were killed in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, and at least nine other people have been wounded in shootings citywide since Friday afternoon, police said. The most recent fatal shooting occurred at 2:50 a.m. Saturday in West Humboldt Park, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Hector Alfaro.…