Chicago Murder Epidemic

Maggio News Documents Bloody Labor Day SHOOTINGS in Chicago

Maggio News took the streets of Chicago over the Labor Day holiday weekend to cover the violence happening in the streets of Chicago. Over a 72 hour period Citizen Journalist Vic Maggio documented the Labor Day violence through the perspective of his camera lens, the dramatic footage captured is violent and graphic to say the least, and in the video at great risk to his own personal safety he criss crosses the city in the dark of night tracking the elusive shooters roaming the streets of Chicago.

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Chicago 3 Dead, 9 Wounded in City Shootings


Two women and a man were killed and at least nine others wounded in shootings across the South and West sides Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to police. Most recently a woman was shot dead about 7:45 a.m. Sunday in the 7200 block of South Green Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South…

3 dead, 17 Wounded in Shootings across Chicago


Shootings across the city have left three men dead and 17 other people wounded since about 11 a.m. Friday, according to authorities. All three men who were killed were shot on the West Side within about a three-hour period Friday night. All were pronounced at Mount Sinai Hospital. Three men were shot, one fatally, about…

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…

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,…

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 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