Bloody Chicago, 3 Killed, 12 Wounded in Shootings on Saturday

(Chicago Tribune) A 14 year old boy who was fatally shot in Pilsen was among 14 people hit by gunfire within seven hours from late Saturday to early Sunday. Since an 11 a.m. shooting, Chicago had gone about 11 hours without a shooting Saturday when the 7-hour period began about 10:20 p.m. In total, three…

Bloody Chicago, 11 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

(Chicago Tribune) Eleven people were wounded, including two women, in separate attacks across the city within 18 hours from Friday afternoon to early Saturday. About 5:45 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was shot in the neck while he was in the 2500 block of West 50th Street in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. He…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

(Maggio News) On Thursday, 1 person was shot and killed and 7 others were wounded in shootings across the city. Another was stabbed and wounded during a robbery. The first shooting took place on the 6400 block of south Lowe at 11:37pm. 2 men were standing on the sidewalk when an occupant in sedan fired…

Father of Five Shot and Killed in Drive By in Gage Park

(WLS) Chicago police said a 46-year-old man was shot and killed in the city’s Gage Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Police said Abel Melesio was outside in the 5600-block of South Richmond Street around 11:30 a.m. when a black Cadillac SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire. Melesio was struck in the chest and rushed…

Man Shot While Driving with Pregnant Girlfriend in Burbank

A Chicago man was shot while his pregnant girlfriend sat next to him in a pickup truck Thursday evening in southwest suburban Burbank. The 30-year-old and his 23-year-old girlfriend, also from Chicago, were driving west on 79th Street near Mason Avenue in a 2004 Ford Ranger about 8 p.m. when people in a black Cadillac…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

(Maggio News) Wednesday in Chicago was relatively calm only two people were shot and wounded. The first shooting happened at 3:23am on the 5400 block of west North Avenue. A male Hispanic, 24, was in a vehicle when he heard shots and felt pain. Victim was self-transported to Community First and was transferred to Il…

Bloody Chicago, 13 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) A 17 year old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the left side and a 66 year old man was shot in the upper right side, police said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. A 28 year old man was shot in the abdomen, while a 31 year old man…

4 Wounded in Mass Shooting in Humboldt Park

(WLS) Four people were wounded in shooting Tuesday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. All four were on the porch of a home about 8:25 p.m. in the 800 block of North Monticello when someone came up to them and opened fire, Chicago Police said. A 66-year-old man was shot in…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 9 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

(Sun Times Wire) Two men were killed and at least nine other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. The most recent deaths were the latest of 378 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, more than 2,165 people have been shot since…

Bloody Chicago, 4 Dead, 31 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

(Sun Times Wire) A 4 year old boy and an 89-year-old man were among 35 people shot across the cityfrom Friday evening to Monday morning, a period that also saw four homicides. The most recent deaths were the latest of 377 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the…

Chicago Gang Member Caught on CTA Platform with Loaded AK47

(Chicago Tribune) A West Garfield Park man who was found on a Lakeview CTA platform with a loaded AK-47 rifle strapped to his chest tried to conceal the weapon by wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, authorities said Sunday. Jordan Watkins, 29, was arrested Saturday morning and ordered held on $150,000 bond Sunday by Judge Maria…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, Wounded in Shootings across the City

(Chicago Tribune) Thirteen people were shot, two fatally, during separate attacks since Thursday afternoon, which includes a shooting that wounded five people, according to police. An 18-year-old man was among five people who were standing in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood just before 10:40 p.m. when someone inside…

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…

400th Homicide Recorded in Chicago

(SUN TIMES WIRE) A man was shot to death early Friday near the former Cabrini-Green public housing projects on the Near North Side, according to Chicago Police, marking the city’s 400th homicide so far this year. Just before 3 a.m., two men were in the 500 block of West Iowa when one, age 31, was…

13 Charged with Dealing Narcotics on the North Side

(Fox 32) Thirteen people are facing drug charges for allegedly helping distribute cocaine, heroin and fentanyl on the city’s Northwest Side and west suburbs. Agents from the FBI and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have investigated the group’s drug trafficking activities since 2015, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office. They seized about…

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…

Getting Away with Murder on The Bloody Streets of Chicago

(WGN) While there’s a lot of attention on the number of people killed in Chicago, a lesser known statistic also tells the story of pain and insecurity gripping the streets. That number is 29%. That’s the percentage of murders solved by Chicago police last year. In other words, 71% of killers got away with murder.…

Chicago Lyft Driver Kidnapped, Zip Tied, Raped Passenger

(dnainfo) A woman who called a Lyft after a night out in River North was bound, raped and held captive by her driver for over two hours, prosecutors said. Angelo McCoy, 48 of the Marquette Park neighborhood, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and a number of other felonies after he kidnapped the woman,…

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…

Man Charged in Oak Lawn Gas Station Shooting

(The Patch) Police have charged an 18-year-old Chicago Ridge man in connection with the Thursday night shooting at the Citgo Gas Station at 98th and Cicero. Carson K. Banasiak, the alleged offender, was charged with aggravated battery Saturday night in connection with the incident that wounded a former Oak Lawn High School football player. Oak…

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…

3 Shot, Wounded on the Stevenson Expressway

(WLS) Three people were wounded in a shooting on I-55 Friday night, Illinois State Police said. Five people were heading south on I-55 near the I-94 interchange at about 11:50 p.m. when someone opened fire, police said. One person was shot in the abdomen and leg, another shot in the hand and a third person…

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…

New Chicago Community Court to Open Next Month in North Lawndale

(Sun Times Wire) At a new court in North Lawndale, everyone the defendant, victim, and judge takes a seat at the same table to discuss the crime. The Cook County’s Restorative Justice Community Court, the first of its kind in Illinois, will open Aug 31. The court will convene every Thursday in a conference room…

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…

Girl, 17, Shot, Killed in Drive by in Hammond Indiana

(WGN) Breaking news: a 17-year old girl has been shot to death in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting in northwest Indiana. It happened late last night at the Saxony town homes in Hammond. Bullet holes riddled the front door of the home. It’s not clear if anyone else was injured in the…

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,…