Chicago Murder Epidemic

Community Turns Out for Murdered Chicago Boxers Vigil

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This is just one more example of just how senseless the killings in Chicago are a champion will never be realized, because of one person’s actions RIP “Bad Boy”. Dozens gathered Tuesday night to grieve the shooting death of a promising young Chicago boxer gunned down Saturday night. 24-year-old Ed “Bad Boy” Brown was sitting…

Shooter of Canadian National Railroad Security Guard CAPTURED

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Police in the south suburbs say they’ve arrested a man in connection with the murder of a Canadian National Railroad security guard. Rashad Williams, 24, of East Hazel Crest, was arrested in Chicago Heights late Sunday. He was to be transferred to the Harvey Police department, authorities said. Investigators say Williams shot and killed 38-year-old…

Boxer Ed, Bad Boy, Brown Dies from Gunshot Wound to the Head

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Up-and-coming boxer Ed “Bad Boy” Brown passed away Sunday after he was shot in the head early Saturday morning, according to his manager Michael Cericola. The 24-year-old boxer and his 19-year-old cousin were shot in East Garfield Park while returning from a midnight workout early Saturday. Police say a sliver car pulled up beside them…

Chicago Surpasses 700 Homicides with One Month left to go in 2016

In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.

The 700 mark was reached about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and back as he drove, crashing into a bus shelter in the 9300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue on the South Side, said Frank Giancamilli, a police spokesman.

Then at about 8 p.m., a 22-year-old man was found shot and killed as he walked in a gangway near 68th Street and Cornell Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, he said.

The year got off to a violent start with 50 homicides in January and rarely let up even after the end of the summer — the peak season for shootings.

The 701 homicides through Wednesday marked a nearly 56 percent jump from the 450 killings a year earlier. With one month still to go, that represents the most homicides since 704 in 1998. There were 761 homicides in 1997.

Through Wednesday, nearly 4,050 people have been shot, a 50 percent jump from 2,699 victims a year earlier, according to the department statistics. Shooting incidents rose by comparable figures, to 3,315, up 49 percent from 2,224 a year earlier.

The Police Department statistics do not include about an additional 20 killings on area expressways, as well as police-involved shootings, justifiable homicides or death investigations that could later be reclassified as homicides.

The surge in violence has come at a time of upheaval for the Police Department amid an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Justice Department in the past year’s fallout over the video showing the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by an officer.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was a surprise appointment in March after his predecessor, Garry McCarthy, was fired in the blowup over the McDonald shooting, said his department is doing all it can to combat violence rooted in poverty and hopelessness.

On Tuesday, following a speech to the Union League Club, Johnson called this year’s homicide totals “unacceptable,” blaming what he called “a small subsection of citizens” for the violence. The department has compiled a “strategic subject list” — a computerized algorithm designed to zero in on about 1,400 mostly gang members considered most likely to shoot someone or become a victim of violence.

“The police are doing their job,” Johnson told reporters. “What we need help in is holding these repeat gun offenders accountable for this gun violence, and until we do that, we’re going to continue to see the cycle of violence.” Continue Reading

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73-year-old Man Shot, Killed Driving in North Austin

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(Sun-Times Media Wire) – A 73-year-old man was shot to death while driving in the North Austin neighborhood early Friday on the West Side. At 2:20 a.m., he was going through the 1300 block of North Laramie when someone opened fire and he was hit in the side, according to Chicago Police. His vehicle crashed…

Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing at Hawthorne Race Track

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A man has been charged in connection with a deadly stabbing at the Hawthorne Race Course last Wednesday, police said. Miguel Salgado, 28, has been charged with first degree murder. Police said he stabbed stable worker Rodrigo Flores-Garcia. Police said the incident started with a fight between other coworkers at the stable. The deadly stabbing…

Grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis Shot to Death in Englewood Home Invasion

The 15-year-old grandson of Congressman Danny Davis was shot to death in his Englewood home Friday evening.

About 6:45 p.m., the boy was inside his home in the 5600 block of South Princeton when a group of males forced their way inside and then an argument ensued, then one of the males ended the argument, when he pulled out a gun and began shooting.

The 15-year-old grandson of Congressman Danny Davis was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The shooter is still at large.

Area South detectives are presently conducting a homicide investigation.

Over the past couple of months Maggio News has covered 2 other shootings on this same block. One at the gas station on the corner and one on the north Garfield Boulevard side of south Princeton street.

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Man Stabbed to Death at Hawthorne Race Track

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A 30-year-old man was found stabbed to death at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, Illinois. The Stickney Police Department say three people are being questioned in connection to the stabbing. The three men, along with the victim, are all employees of the race track. The victim’s identity has not yet been released. A death investigation…

Deadliest Weekend in Chicago this Year, 17 killed, 42 wounded in Shootings

The last weekend of October was the deadliest so far this year in Chicago, including among its victims an eighth grade honors student and twin 17-year-old boys, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune.

Seventeen people were shot dead in the city between Friday afternoon and early Monday, an extraordinary toll even in a year that is far outpacing last year in shootings and homicides.

Up until now, Father’s Day weekend had been the most violent with 59 people shot, 13 fatally. The same number of people were shot this past weekend but more of the shootings were fatal, according to Tribune data.

The weekend toll was also deadlier than the three long summer holiday weekends when violence typically spikes because of the warm weather. Six people were shot dead over the Memorial Day weekend, five over the Fourth of July weekend and 13 people over Labor Day weekend, according to Tribune data.

There have been at least 638 homicides so far this year, 217 more than this time last year, the data shows. At least 3,662 people have been shot in the city, 1,106 more than during the same period last year.

This past weekend there were shootings in every area of the city but the Far North and Northwest sides, according to police. Of the 17 people who were killed, seven were younger than 20 years old.

The youngest was 14-year-old Demarco Webster Jr., described by his grade school principal as one of her best students. Webster had planned to run for student council and try out for basketball, and he was being recruited for an NAACP leadership program.

Demarco was shot early Saturday while helping his father move out of a building in the 500 block of South Central Avenue, according to police and relatives.

A little more than 24 hours later, 17-year-old twins Edward and Edwin Bryant were killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Old Town. Police responding to calls of shots fired found one of the boys lying on the sidewalk in the 400 block of West Evergreen Avenue and another around the corner in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue.

Both had been shot several times and were pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A shooting late Friday killed Brian Fields and Chiquita Ford, both 30. Fields had achieved some notoriety in March after he was shot while broadcasting video of himself live on Facebook.

He survived that attack and was with Ford in a car at a Back of the Yards gas station Friday when he was shot in the chest. Ford was shot in the side. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

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What people don’t know is 70% of all the incoming radio reported complaints, of crime in the minority neighborhoods of Chicago, come from other minorities asking for help from the cops. The sheer volume of the calls coming in regularly show these communities are working anonymously with the Chicago police, to stop the criminal gang element from destroying their communities.

The leadership of Black Lives Matter want police to stop patrolling in these communities and allow these communities to police themselves. The people that live in these neighborhoods, NO better, they truly understand the reality of the desperate situation they are in and are working with the police because they no!! without the police, they would have to surrender their neighborhoods to the criminals.

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Bloody Chicago 8 dead, 14 wounded in Saturday Shootings

Eight people were killed and 14 other people have been wounded in shootings since midday Saturday, police said.

At 3:15 a.m. in the Old Town neighborhood, a 17-year-old man was killed and another 17-year-old man was critically injured in a drive-by shooting, police said. The teens were standing in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and began shooting at them.

One of the 17-year-old boys was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The other teen was shot in the chest and in the head. He was listed in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

In the Near West Side neighborhood just before 3 a.m., a male, whose age was not yet known, was shot to death in the 2200 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. Another man who was with him was wounded in the leg. Further information about the victims and the shooting was not immediately available.

A 24-year-old woman was shot to death about 2:35 a.m. in the South Deering neighborhood, police said. A witness told police the woman arrived to the 10700 block of South Hoxie Avenue and stated that she had been shot. She was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Just after 1:00 a.m., an adult man, whose age was not known, was shot in the chest and head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, but he was taken to Jackson Park Hospital. Officers found the man unresponsive while responding to a call of shots fired in the 7900 block of South Vernon Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

In Humboldt Park, a 31-year-old man was shot in the face at 12:45 a.m. in the 3400 block of South Hirsch Street, police said. Officers found him unresponsive on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at Norwegian American Hospital.

A 19-year-old was shot to death at 8:05 p.m. during a robbery, Chicago policesaid. He was in a parked vehicle in the 4800 block of South Karlov Avenue when two males approached and announced a robbery.

As the 19-year-old man tried to get away, he was shot in the chest, police said. He crashed into two parked cars and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one was in custody.
In the Gresham neighborhood at 7:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while he was inside a park car in the 8300 block of South Hermitage Avenue, police said. An unknown male walked up to the car and began firing shots.

The man, who had not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 200 block of South Kostner Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 4:50 p.m. He suffered gunshot wounds to the back and leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said in a media notification. He was pronounced dead at 5:14 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police were releasing no further details.

In other shootings:

• About 11:15 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the right side of his abdomen while he was walking in the 7100 block of South Yates Boulevard in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

• In the South Chicago neighborhood at 9:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the right arm while he was standing in an alley in the 8600 block of South Yates Boulevard, police said. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

• Two people were wounded after a male, wearing a mask, walked into a restaurant in the 700 block of West 79th Street in Gresham and began firing shots, police said. A 54-year-old woman was shot in the back, and her condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center. A 36-year-old woman was shot in the foot, and her condition was stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital. No one was in custody.

• In the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, a male was shot in the leg just before 8:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Karlov Avenue, police said. Additional information about his condition and the shooting were not immediately available.

• About 7:20 p.m., a 36-year-old man was shot in the 1100 block of West 57th Street in the Englewood neighborhood. The man was shot in the upper body, Sweeney said. Information about where he was hospitalized was not immediately released.

• In the Uptown neighborhood, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 4500 block of North Sheridan Road about 6:15 p.m., Sweeney said. The man suffered a graze wound to the arm and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

• About 5:40 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the Near West Side. He was shot in the arm in the 1000 block of West 14th Street, had a graze wound to the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, Sweeney said.

• A 33-year-old man was critically injured when he was shot in the head about 5:20 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

• Earlier, an 18-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 3400 block of West Douglas Boulevard in the Lawndale neighborhood about 3:40 p.m. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, according to police, who did not immediately release any details of the shooting’s circumstances.

• A 24-year-old woman was shot about 12:30 p.m. in 1200 block of South Independence Boulevard in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the right torso, according to a police summary of the incident. The woman was standing on the street when a newer-model silver car with two people inside, a woman who was driving and a man, pulled up, police said. The man fired one shot at the woman, hitting her, and the car then drove off heading east on Roosevelt Road, according to police. The shooting was believed to be narcotics-related, police said.

• Also Saturday afternoon, a man was shot in the 3900 block of West Jackson Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 12:10 p.m., police said. The 19-year-old man was standing on Jackson when a red car pulled up and someone got out and fired shots, hitting the man in the buttocks, then got back in and drove off. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition.

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