Vic Maggio

50 Charged with Heroin, Fentanyl Distribution on Chicago’s West Side

(ABC) More than 50 people were charged this week, including an alleged Mexico-based drug trafficker and other men from the Chicago area and Wisconsin, as part of a massive federal and state investigation into heroin and fentanyl sales on Chicago’s West Side, federal officials announced Wednesday. According to the federal complaints, the “Operation Full Circle”…

1 Killed, 3 Wounded Tuesday in Shootings across Chicago

(Fox) One man was killed and 3 other people were wounded between midnight and 11:59 p.m. Tuesday in shootings across the city. The only fatal shooting happened in the Park Manor neighborhood at 2:32 a.m. Patrick Mason, 50, was sitting in the drivers seat of a minivan when a male fired shots, striking him in…

Women Found Dead in Roseland Garage

(ABC) New property owners made a gruesome discovery Tuesday morning when they found a woman’s body in a garage. Neighbors said the woman’s body was discovered around 8 a.m. in the garage of a home in the 100-block of West 104th in the city’s Roseland neighborhood. Neighbors said it was found by new owners who…

Carjackings and Juvenile Suspects on the Rise in Chicago

(Tribune) Two summers ago when he was 16, the South Side teen carjacked a motorist at a gas station in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, speeding away in the 2009 Kia Rondo. Now 18, he told a Chicago Tribune reporter that he considers cars to be status symbols. He’s kept ones he’s stolen for…

Chicago Crime Commissions Unveils New 2018 Gang Book

(WGN) The Chicago Crime Commission is unveiling a new street-gang book that’ll serve as a guide for regional police and others keeping tabs on gangs. The official release of the 2018 Gang Book on Tuesday is the first time since 2012 the crime-prevention group has released a new Gang Book. The Associated Press obtained advanced…

How Social Media is Fueling Gang Violence in Chicago

(ABC) Lamanta Reese lived much of his gang life in virtual reality, posting videos on YouTube of him and others taunting rivals. He died at age 19 in the real world, bleeding from his head onto a porch on Chicago’s South Side after one of those gang rivals, prosecutors say, shot him 11 times. Another…

8 Wounded in Shootings Monday across Chicago

(Fox) Eight people were wounded in shootings across the city between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday. The most recent shooting left a 27-year-old man wounded about 7:55 p.m. in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood. The man showed up to Mercy Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to the right leg after being shot in…

1 Killed, 5 Wounded in Mass Shooting in Woodlawn

(ABC) One person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood Sunday morning, Chicago police said. Police said the victims were standing outside in the 6400-block of South Eberhart Avenue when shots were fired at about 1:10 a.m. Police said it may have been a drive-by shooting and the victims…

7 Wounded, in Shooting at Child’s Birthday Party in Aurora

(ABC) Seven people were wounded in a shooting in Aurora that apparently occurred during a child’s birthday party Sunday, police said. Police responded to a home in the 300-block of West Park Avenue just after midnight and discovered six people wounded, with a seventh person driven to a hospital by a relative. Investigators said the…

4 Suspects in Custody after 2 People Shot in Hermosa

(Sun Times Wire) Four people were in custody after a shooting wounded a man and a woman Saturday night in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 8:20 p.m., people in separate vehicles started shooting each other in the 2000 block of North Keeler Avenue, Chicago Police said. A 24-year-old was shot in his…

Woman Found Shot to Death in Dolton Alley

(WGN) A woman whose body was found behind a Dolton garage Friday had been shot multiple times, according to media reports. The body was found about 10:30 a.m. Friday near 146th Street and Woodlawn Avenue in Dolton, Ill. Family told WGN News the person found was a female postal worker who lived in the south…

Lawyers for the Family of Maurice Granton Jr. Demand Bodycam Video in Fatal Police Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) Lawyers representing the family of Maurice Granton Jr. gathered outside Chicago Police Department headquarters Saturday afternoon to demand the release of body camera footage days after an officer fatally shot the 24-year-old in the back last week in Bronzeville. Attorneys Antonio Romanucci and Andrew Stroth said the video will factor into the…

3 Men Seriously Wounded in Gresham Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) Three men were wounded, two of them seriously, in shooting Sunday morning in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. At 6:42 a.m., the men were in the 7800 block of South Ashland when someone walked up and fired shots, striking them all, according to Chicago Police. They showed up at a Chicago Fire…

2nd Man in Custody after ATF Shooting in Gary

(WLS) A man who had been on the run after the shooting of an undercover ATF agent in Gary, Indiana has been taken into custody, the ATF said Saturday. Bernard Graham, 25, of Calumet City surrendered to federal authorities at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.…