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Chicago July 4th weekend shootings, 4 dead, 62 wounded


Four men were killed and at least 62 other people, including three children, were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Two children, 8-year-old Corey Bondurant and 5-year-old Taniyah Williams, were playing with fireworks outside in the 5500 block of South Hermitage about 11 p.m. when someone on the street…

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…


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…

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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Bloody Chicago Weekend Violence, 42 PEOPLE SHOT, 7 KILLED


Seven people were killed and at least 35 others – including a 5-year-old girl – were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Monday morning. The weekend’s latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. About 8:35 a.m., an officer on patrol found 32-year-old Dwayne T. Triplett slumped…

UPDATE: Bloody Weekend in Chicago leaves 8 dead and 32 wounded

UPDATE: Eight people were killed and 32 were wounded in another violent weekend in Chicago. The first 22 were shot from Friday night to Saturday morning, and several victims were juveniles as young as 14. This weekend also saw the 21st recorded shooting on an expressway in Chicago this year. And two 15 year olds were shot within an hour of each other in Back of the Yards Neighborhood. Early Monday morning a couple was shot, the man was killed and a woman was injured sitting in their car in the south loop.

On Saturday June 6th at around 11:25 pm a 15-year-old boys was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The car was stopped at a traffic light at 47th and Ashland when someone just walked up to the vehicle and fired several shots into the car striking the boy in the lower back the car sped off and finally came to a stop at the corner of Ashland and Roosevelt, the boy was transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition. About an hour later another 15 year old boy was shot walking down the street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The shooter or shooters in both incidents are still at large.

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Second Predator charged in Lake Shore Drive death


A second man has been charged with murder after a 32-year-old woman was struck by a pickup on Lake Shore Drive last weekend as she and her boyfriend tried to run away from an armed robbery. Devonte M. Dodd, 20, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted robbery with a…

UPDATE: Memorial Day BP Gas Station Murder Suspect in Custody


A 22-year-old man was ordered held without bail after being charged with killing a Harwood Heights man at a gas station near the Chicago-Harwood Heights border, over the Memorial Day weekend, prosecutors said Friday. Mulosmani Florin, of the 1900 block of South Grove Avenue in Berwyn, is charged with first degree murder, and is one…

First Day of Chicago Memorial Weekend Shootings leaves 3 dead, 12 wounded

A 15-year-old girl was one of the three people killed on Friday 12 others were wounded in less than eight hours this started off the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Chicago
The most recent homicide occurred in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

On Saturday May 28th a homicide occurred in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 23-year-old man walked into the BP gas station about 5:15 a.m. early Saturday morning. The altercation started when one of the two offenders bumped into the victim then they started pushing and a fight started between the three men then a gun was pulled shots were fired and the man was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two suspects were described over the police radio as two heavily tattooed gang members. The two suspects fled the scene and the shooters are still at large.

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