Chicago Murder Epidemic

1 dead, 7 wounded in Shootings across the City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Gresham Liquor Store Clerk Shoots and Kills 2 Juvenile Robbers

Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene,…

Five People Shot on Chicago’s West Side Lawndale Neighborhood

Five people were shot on the city’s west side Friday night. According to Chicago Police News Affairs, the shooting took place just before 9:00 p.m. in the 1500 block of south Kedzie in North Lawndale. Three people were transported to Mt. Sinai, two transported themselves to St. Anthony’s Hospital. The ages and conditions of the…

Chicago Shootings 2,939, Homicides 468 in 2015

Most mornings, aware her West Pullman neighbor hood could be dangerous, Robin Bowers stood in her front doorway to watch as her husband walked to his car and drove off to work. On Dec. 3, however, as Anthony Bowers left for his job as a school bus driver, his wife didn’t watch him go. She…

Chicago Christmas Eve Shootings 1 Dead 6 Wounded

A 30-year old man was killed and six other people were wounded, including two teenage boys, in Chicago shootings since Thursday afternoon. The fatal attack happened just before 5 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Vernon Avenue in the city’s Park Manor neighborhood, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head,…