Chicago Murder Epidemic

Chicago Bloodiest Day in Over a Decade: 9 Killed, 12 Wounded


Nine people were killed and at least 12 others wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday, including an 11-year-old boy slain by accidental gunfire. Wednesday was the deadliest day in the city in over a decade. It approaches the peak of 10 that occurred on July 5, 2003, according to the Chicago Tribune. The latest homicide…

Chicago 3 Killed, 31 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Including a 7-year-old girl


CHICAGO (STMW) — Three people were killed and at least 31 others, including a 7-year-old girl, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were standing on the sidewalk…

Chicago: One Year Old Boy in Stroller Killed by Car of Shooter Fleeing a Fatal South Side Shooting


A Toddler died Saturday after the stroller he was in was hit by a car driven by a suspect fleeing a fatal South Side shooting, police said. The boy, who was about a year old, was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a spokeswoman for the…

UPDATE: 82 Shot- 15 Dead- in Chicago over Bloody July 4th Weekend


CHICAGO (WLS) — Violence in Chicago over the holiday weekend once again garnered national attention after more than 80 people were shot, at least 15 of them fatally. “It’s Groundhog Day in Chicago,” Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said on Monday. He ran through a list of the shootings, focusing on the guns the alleged…

Chicago 4th Of July Violence: 42 Shot 8 dead including 7 Year Old Boy


Chicago.Sun-Times: Fourth of July weekend shootings have left eight people dead — including a 7-year-old boy — and at least 42 others injured since Thursday evening. Seven-year-old Amari Brown was killed in a shooting that also left a 26-year-old woman wounded late Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Amari, who lived in the 500 block…

Shootings Leave Residents Scared to Go Out


CHICAGO: When the weather is nice, Ehrick Harper likes to sit outside of the Chatham Great Choice apparel store where he works. Harper, 38, knows the store is on a particularly violent stretch of East 79th Street, but says he makes the two-hour commute from the West Side because he needs work. “I have to…

Two Police Involved Shootings in Chicago


Why do we not hear more from Jessie, Al Sharpton and Obama When it comes to Chicago. All we hear is the gunfire ringing out and the body count increasing in these Neighborhoods day after day. Chicago police shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on the West and South sides Sunday evening,…

CHICAGO POLICE on the Case Second Man Charged in Englewood Porch Slaying


A second man has been charged with murder for his role in a shooting that killed a man on an Englewood porch earlier this month. Charles McKinney, 26, is charged with first-degree murder for the Sept. 1 attack that killed 25-year-old John Wallace, authorities said. McKinney allegedly argued with a man in the 6400 block…

53 Murders, 224 Shot and Wounded in August in Chicago War Zone


No matter how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy spin it by touting overall crime being down in the city, the numbers for 2013 are still horrifying. The website, which keeps some pretty interesting data regarding Chicago crime statistics, reports that the city saw 53 homicides in August, with 41 deaths…

Chicago Police Directly Involved in Four Shootings Over a 24hr Period


An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side this morning in the third police-involved shooting since midnight and the fourth in the last 24 hours, police said. The incident happened at 6:45 a.m. at a Chicago Housing Authority building in the 1800 block of West Monroe Street, according to…

Chicago Murder Epidemic Claims The Lives of 4 Siblings Over a Decade 1/2


This is by far one of the worst tragedy’s yet in this on going Chicago Murder Epidemic. This mother of four had lost one child to gun violence in 1995, in Earlie 2012 Shirley Chambers lost two more children. In April 2012, Chambers’ 15-year-old daughter, LaToya, was shot in the head while standing in the lobby of a Cabrini high-rise. In July, Chambers’ son Jerome, 23, was gunned down a few feet from a pay phone in the 400 block of West Chicago Avenue, not far from where his sister died. Shirley Chambers has lost all four of her children and is now alone. Life has become so cheap in Chicago low income minority community’s, Young lives being snuffed out like this is just one more example of societal decay in Chicago’s African American Community’s.

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The last Shooting victim of the family appeared on ‘The Ricki Lake Show’ to warn about gang violence, this was Shirley Chambers last remaining sibling was killed, just after he had appeared on Ricki Lakes TV show to warn about gang violence.

Org: Chicago Tribune