Chicago Murder Epidemic

6 Dead, 37 Wounded in Weekend Shootings in Bloody Chicago

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Six people were killed and 37 others wounded in violence across the city this weekend. The latest fatal shooting was Sunday night, when five people were shot while sitting on a porch in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood. A group of about 50 people were outside for a gathering at a home in the 2000…

Mass Shooting in Englewood 2 Dead 3 Injured

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Two people were killed and three others were injured in a mass shooting on the South Side Sunday night. Police say a group of people were standing on a front porch of a home in the 2000 block of West 68th Place in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood. Around 11:10 p.m., a car pulled up…

Chicago Shootings on Wednesday leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

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Two men have been killed and at least three other people were wounded in shootings Wednesday across the city. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Gerwancy Rambus, 40, was sitting in a vehicle in the 1100 block of South Richmond when someone approached…

Chicago Man Gunned Down on Street While Facebook Live-Streaming

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Posted by DeLorean on Thursday, March 31, 2016 WARNING: The video posted with this story is graphic and extremely disturbing, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Sweeney told BuzzFeed that the shooting occurred just before 5:00 p.m. on the city’s South Side. Graphic footage captured the 31-year-old man broadcasting live outside a corner store when gunshots rang…

Bloody Thursday in Chicago Leaves 2 dead 8 wounded

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Around 4:50 p.m. Thursday, a 31 year old man was standing in the 5500 block of South Hoyne Avenue in Englewood when someone walked up and shot at him, Sweeney said. The man was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, Sweeney said, where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds. • At 4:15…

1 dead, 7 wounded in Shootings across the City

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At least one person was killed and seven wounded in shootings in Chicago since Wednesday morning, In the Rogers Park neighborhood, and an 18-year-old man was shot in the head at 4:13 p.m. in the 7400 block of North Ridge Boulevard, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman. The man was taken to Presence St.…

Tyshawn Lee’s Killer Charged with First Degree Murder

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Chicago police have identified the killer of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. The state’s attorney has identified the executioner as 22-year-old Dwight Boone-Doty, who has now been charged with First Degree Murder. About 4 p.m. on Nov. 2, Tyshawn was playing basketball in an Auburn Gresham park when he was specifically targeted and lured into an alley…

Chicago Murder Rate for 2016 Worst in 20 Years

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Chicago’s murder rate so far in 2016 is the worst in nearly two decades, according to reports and the latest crime stats just released from the police department. CPD issued a disclaimer at the top of their press release on the latest crime statistics. Officials said efforts are being made to keep communities safe, but…

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…