Chicago Shootings

Mass Shooting in South Shore Leaves, 1 Dead, 4 Wounded

(WGN) Five people were shot, at least one fatally, on a Chicago sidewalk on the South Side. The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday at 71st and Chappell in South Shore. Someone pulled up in a tan mini-van and fired into the group. Three of the injuries were non-life threatening, but two men were…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

(Sun Times Wire) Two people were killed within 10 minutes of each other and six other people were also wounded Monday in shootings across the city. The year’s shooting death toll rose to 366 after the violence Monday, with more than 2,086 people shot in the city since the start of the year, according to…

Chicago Lawndale Neighborhood Leads City in Gun Violence

(Fox 32) A new report has identified a stretch of the Lawndale neighborhood as having more gun violence than any other area this year. “It is what it is. I don’t know why it’s like that, but it is,” said security guard William Hill. A Sun-Times report shows that a 10th district police beat leads…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 30 Wounded in Shootings on Fri, Sat

(Sun Times Wire) Three men were killed and at least 30 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. The two deaths were the latest of 361 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, more than 2,065 people have been…

Marquette Park Shooting Leaves, 1 Dead, 1 Wounded

(WLS) One man has been killed and another wounded in a shooting in the Marquette Park neighborhood Saturday night, Chicago police said. The shooting occurred at 9:41 p.m. in the 7100-block of South Artesian Avenue, police said. Two men, ages 18 and 59, were standing on the sidewalk when a man walked up to them…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 9 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

(Sun Times Wire) A person was killed and nine others were wounded in separate shootings across Chicago between Friday night and Saturday morning. The homicide happened about 10:15 p.m. Friday in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 8800 block of South Eggleston found Brendon Frazier with…

200th Homicide in Chicago Because of Facebook Post

(Chicago Tribune) A 16 year old boy who felt his slain friend was “disrespected” on Facebook fatally shot the poster, in what became this year’s 200th homicide, according to prosecutors and records. Landon Allen, 16, appeared Friday before Judge Donald Panarese Jr., who set bail at $1 million during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal…

The Cost to Treat a Person Shot in Chicago is $21.000 for First 35 Min

(Chicago Tribune) The charges started racking up the moment Annette Johnson arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her left forearm. Doctors sliced open Johnson’s arm and installed a $500 metal plate to shore up her shattered ulna, securing it with numerous bone screws that cost $246 apiece. There were morphine drips…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 11 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

(Chicago Tribune) Two men were fatally shot and 11 others, including a man in his late 70s, were wounded in separate attacks from Thursday morning to early Friday, Chicago police said. In the most recent fatal shooting, a man on the West Side was standing about 9:05 p.m. Thursday outside of the CTA Pulaski Pink…

Bloody Chicago, 15 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

(SUN TIMES WIRE) Fifteen people, including a 4-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, were wounded within 11 hours in shootings Wednesday on the city’s South and West sides. The children were among three people shot Wednesday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The shooting happened about 4 p.m. in the 5500 block of West…

Father, Two Children Shot in Austin Neighborhood

(Chicago Tribune) Moments after getting picked up from a summer camp in the Austin neighborhood Wednesday, 4-year-old Asante Glover III and his sister 6-year-old Keziah Shealy had hoped to find a quick snack before taking a nap, relatives said. When they left Columbus Park on the West Side around 4 p.m., the siblings spotted a…

Woman, 18, Shot by CPD 911 Operator in Road Rage Incident

A dispatcher for the Chicago Police Department shot an 18 year old woman during a traffic dispute Wednesday afternoon in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side, according to authorities. The dispatcher, a 47-year-old woman, has been employed with the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications for 22 years, according to department spokeswoman…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 5 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) Three men were killed and five other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. Most recently, a man was shot to death in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the South Side. The 28-year-old invited an acquaintance to his home about 10:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 18th Place,…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

(Chicago Tribune) Three people were killed and eight others were injured in city shootings from Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning, police said. In the most recent homicide, a man between the ages of 25 and 30 suffered multiple gunshot wounds about 9:40 p.m. He was pronounced dead on the scene in a vacant parking lot…

Englewood Neighborhood Showing Massive Decrease in Shootings

(Chicago Tribune) After a string of shootings on her Englewood block within the past 13 months, Ana Mojica and her family feel unsure about what the violence means for the place they call home. They’ve invested time and money in their brick home, which has a spacious backyard where her children play soccer with their…

Bloody Chicago, 11 Dead, 44 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

(Chicago Tribune) Eleven people were killed and 44 were wounded in weekend shootings from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, including an attack that left a 10-year-old boy dead and a police-involved shooting after police said a passenger in a traffic stop had refused to put down a gun. More than half of the victims were…

Bloody Chicago, 6 Dead, 20 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

(Chicago Tribune) As the sun rose over Chatham early Friday, three residents stood at the edge of the crime scene trying to figure out if they knew the person who had been shot to death inside a vehicle. “It’s a beautiful block,” Jermont Montgomery said. “Two or three in the morning, I would be OK.…

Woman, 18 Charged with Shooting Teens at 31st Street Beach

SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE An 18 year old woman has been charged with shooting two teenagers last month at 31st Street Beach on the South Side. Tynisha Blissit faces two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery, all felonies, according to Chicago Police. She was ordered held Thursday on $2 million bond. At 6:48…