Chicago Murder Epidemic

Chicago 6 Family Members Found Murdered in Gage Park Home

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Six people were found dead Thursday afternoon in a home in the Gage Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side. A relative said they were members of the same family, and two children are among the dead. Police conducting a well-being check discovered six bodies around 1:30 p.m. in the 5700-block of S. California. A cause…

Chicago’s Highway Shootings on the Rise

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It’s not just citywide shootings that have spiked in the first month of 2016 — there have been more expressway shootings this January than the past two Januarys combined. There have been five shootings on Chicago’s expressways since the start of the New Year, including an 18-year-old woman shot early Tuesday while driving on the…

12 Hours, 16 Shot, 5 killed in shootings across Chicago

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Sixteen people were shot in Chicago over a 12-hour period Monday, including two along a Safe Passage school route in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities. Five died in the shootings — from Cragin on the Northwest Side to Roseland on the Far South Side. Those shot ranged in age from 16 to 56.…

Chicago 1 dead, 4 wounded in Shootings

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A man was found shot to death in the Austin neighborhood and four others were wounded in shootings on the South Side, according to authorities. The man, 21, was found face-down with gunshot wounds by officers responding to a call of a person shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Someone had shot him…

Gresham Liquor Store Clerk Shoots and Kills 2 Juvenile Robbers

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Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene,…

Five People Shot on Chicago’s West Side Lawndale Neighborhood

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Five people were shot on the city’s west side Friday night. According to Chicago Police News Affairs, the shooting took place just before 9:00 p.m. in the 1500 block of south Kedzie in North Lawndale. Three people were transported to Mt. Sinai, two transported themselves to St. Anthony’s Hospital. The ages and conditions of the…

Chicago Shootings 2,939, Homicides 468 in 2015

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Most mornings, aware her West Pullman neighbor hood could be dangerous, Robin Bowers stood in her front doorway to watch as her husband walked to his car and drove off to work. On Dec. 3, however, as Anthony Bowers left for his job as a school bus driver, his wife didn’t watch him go. She…

Chicago Christmas Eve Shootings 1 Dead 6 Wounded

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A 30-year old man was killed and six other people were wounded, including two teenage boys, in Chicago shootings since Thursday afternoon. The fatal attack happened just before 5 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Vernon Avenue in the city’s Park Manor neighborhood, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head,…

Chicago Shootings Leave 3 Dead 5 Wounded

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Three men were killed and at least four people have been wounded in shootings since Saturday evening in Chicago, police said. At 12:20 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were shot in Back of the Yards, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Hector Alfaro. They were in a parked car in the 5300…

Suspect in Tyshawn Lee Killing Free on $1 Million Bond

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A person of interest in the gang related killing of 9 year old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago has been ordered held on $1million bail on an unrelated charge of being a felon in possession of a gun. Corey Morgan, 27, was arrested Monday afternoon along with Dwight Boone-Doty, 21, by officers acting on a tip…

Chicago 1 Dead 7 Wounded in Shootings across the City

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A 25 year old man was shot and critically wounded in the East Chatham neighborhood, police said. The man was in the 7900 block of South Ellis Avenue when he was shot multiple times about 7:55 p.m., said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman. Chicago police work the scene Nov. 5, 2015, near where…