Chicago Murder Epidemic

August Most Violent, Deadly Month in Chicago in 2 Decades


In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet that tore through his small body and remains lodged between his shoulder and his chest. The fifth-grader is still in the hospital and still in pain, according to his mother Mellanie…

Aspiring Chicago MMA Fighter Gunned Down in Englewood


Travis Allen had gotten into mixed-martial arts fighting as a hobby and a means of staying above the crime and violence that threatens so many lives in the city. A month to the day before he was to fight in his biggest event yet, the 28-year-old father of three was gunned down outside his home…

Chicago Father of 3 Killed by Stray Bullets in Rossmoor


Demarco Kennedy was known as a dedicated father of three, working overnights to support his family. But on Tuesday night, two bullets came through his apartment window on the Far South Side and killed him. An intersection in Rossmoor was filled with community members upset, nervous and willing to do something to stand up against…

VIDEO: Bloody July Weekend in Chicago, 7 dead and 44 wounded in shootings

The last weekend of the month of July left 7 dead and 44 wounded across the city these are just some of the shootings Maggio News covered this weekend on the Bloody Streets of Chicago.

Seven months into the year with the month of July Drawing to a close Chicago has reached two milestones today, Chicago has had 401 murders and 2421 people shot on the bloody streets of Chicago. The total murders for all of last year was 490 killed, 2016 will well surpass this number. The second milestone is the 5,000th gun was taken off the street barley making a dent of the overall number of weapons still on the streets of Chicago.

Vic Maggio, Maggio News

Bloody Friday 5 Dead, 14 Wounded in Chicago Shootings


At least 19 people across Chicago were shot over a 22-hour period from Friday morning to Saturday morning, including a 17-year-old boy shot dead in Chatham, a woman killed during a fight in Austin and a man wounded in a lakefront park on the North Side. The most recent fatal shooting occurred when a fight…

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.

.Maggio News

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…