Chicago Murder Epidemic

Chicago Mayor Throws Millions at out of Control Violence


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…

Bloody Chicago, Tuesday 3 killed 6 wounded in Shootings


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…

Body of 15-year-old boy found burned in Chicago alley


The identity of the body found burned in a West Side alley this weekend has been identified as a teenage boy. Sources tell WGN News the remains have been identified as 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr. Griffin Jr. was found in the 5500 block of W. Cortez early Saturday morning in the city’s South Austin neighborhood.…

Second Man Charged in Portage Park Murder Memorial Day Weekend


A second man was charged with a fatal shooting inside a Portage Park neighborhood gas station over Memorial Day weekend on the Northwest Side. Rasheed Mujkovic | Chicago Police photo Rasheed Mujkovic, 23, faces one count of first-degree murder, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Florin Mulosmani Mujkovic and his co-defendant, 24-year-old Florin…

Chicago Weekend Shootings 8 killed, 33 wounded


Eight people were killed and at least 33 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicide happened about 2:15 a.m. Monday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. Police responded to a call of a person shot…

Chicago Unsolved Murder Cases Pile Up as Killings Surge


The killing was as brazen as it was brutal. Elliott Brown was fatally shot one afternoon in January on the Chicago Skyway when a gunman in a black SUV pulled up next to his BMW coupe and began firing. The 25-year-old Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and his girlfriend was wounded, shot four…

Shooting in Ogden Park Leaves 2 Dead in Englewood

Another tragic shooting left two people dead in Ogden Park in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. More than 100 people were celebrating Labor Day in Ogden Park.

Two adults were shot in the ambush style attack and were taken to Stroger Hospital where they were both pronounced dead.

A 47-year-old man, was walking his dog when he heard shots being fired from a vehicle when he was struck in the chest. The second man, age 24, was hanging out in the park when he also heard the shots and began running. He was shot in the chest.

The shooter shot from the south side of the park on Marquette road into a crowd of people, at least a dozen shots were fired into the Labor Day crowd picnicking and enjoy the day in Ogden Park. This was by far one very cowardly act by some person or persons this park was full of women and children. Area south detectives are investigating this shooting; the shooter or shooters are still at large.


Mass Shooting 2 Killed and 3 Wounded in North Lawndale Neighborhood

Two men were killed and three other people were wounded in a mass shooting Monday night in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

About 10:45 p.m., the group was standing on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of West Lexington when someone in a silver minivan opened fire.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another 22-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and thigh and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was also pronounced dead.

Three other people were also shot and taken to Mount Sinai, police said. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest and listed in critical condition; a 17-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was seriously wounded; and a 20-year-old man was shot in the right arm and buttocks and was also listed in serious condition. Area north detectives are investigating this mass shooting the shooter or shooters are still at LARGE.

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Man age 22 was Shot, Killed in the Brighton Park Neighborhood

Monday afternoon About 1:25 p.m., police were called to the 4500 block of South Whipple Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police found the body of a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to CPD, the man’s roommates found his body lying in a driveway. It is unknown how long the body was there for. Area south detectives are investigating this shooting the shooter or shooters are still at large.

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August Most Violent, Deadly Month in Chicago in 2 Decades


In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet that tore through his small body and remains lodged between his shoulder and his chest. The fifth-grader is still in the hospital and still in pain, according to his mother Mellanie…