Bloody Chicago

River of Violence in Chicago Consumes All it Touches

I have a message for all the people working directly in the trenches of Chicago’s WAR zone, the unprecedented levels of violence that are being dealt with regularly in this city, are very damaging to the heart the mind and the soul, and as the Blood flows through the neighborhoods of Chicago like a winding a river of sadness, with no end in sight. We must start to think about all the casualties that are physiologically affected by all this violence. it is important that these wounds are addressed in a similar fashion as a gunshot victim would be treated for his or her wounds. it is an individual responsibility all involved must manage, because if left un managed, the river has a way of sudeley over taking you and drowning you in its current of sorrow, changing you and in most cases not for the better, and you won’t even realize it.

Each must create an outlet that allows a form of release if you want to survive the onslaught, I Know this firsthand, because over the past five years I used myself as a test case and documented every change that occurred within me over this period. And there have been many, I Know for a fact we all share nights when we come home and bury our faces in the pillow and try to forget the horror of it all, it is much easier to manage the conscious state of mind, but where the problem lies is, in the subconscious, that always creeps in at night when we are at our most vulnerable, when I started this mission 5 years ago, the faces of gunshot victims started following me home, and 2 years later it became a bus load of faces, and five years later it has now grown into a caravan of busses full of faces, that every so often invade my sleep and infiltrate my dreams.

There are times I wonder why I go back to the Carnage? unfortunately the longer I stay away the harder it gets harder to return to the streets. Each person deals with the never-ending stress brought on by all this madness differently, and it is crucial to be on guard against the effects that these horrific events entail. And it is imperative you Leave all of it in the streets and take time for your selves and spend as much time as you can with family and friends. this clears the circuits of the mind and recharges and reenergizes you, so you can, do it over and over again.

The ones I am really concerned about are the children of these neighborhoods that are swept up in this tsunami of violence and are directly affected by all this madness. I believe they need the most immediate attention. And I Please Don’t Forget about these kids.

I Think the time has come to take my own advice and take time away and do some fishing with my buddy sprite here see ya in a week and please stay safe out there.

When I was a young man and old gangster from 63rd and Racine told me, your gonna learn there’s not a lot of loyalty and understanding throughout one’s life, if you want loyalty and understanding then get a DOG.

Maggio News signing off

Warning Graphic: Bloodbath in Chicago, 74 Shot, 12, Fatally in Weekend Shootings

Warning Graphic: Maggio News, Bloody Chicago. VIDEO: The Bloodiest Weekend of the year took place this weekend. There were multiple mass shootings Sunday morning, six of the shootings injured four or more people in a single attack, totaling 31 victims the worst mass shooting took place in the Gresham neighborhood 8 people were shot in this one incident.

12 human beings were killed including a 17-year-old girl and nearly 62 were wounded in weekend shootings on the bloody streets of Chicago, these numbers are reflective of a war zone. Please Pray for Chicago.

Maggio News signing off

Ill State Troopers Work to Save Gunshot Victim on the Dan Ryan

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This situation all started when a man was found wounded in the parking lot of Connie’s pizza in the Bridgeport neighborhood, and another was found was found uninjured near the expressway at 31st Street, the man found by Connie’s told police a man was shot and killed somewhere on the Dan Ryan Expressway, soon the call came out over the radio and then police fanned out to find the vehicle and when the Chicago police found the car, a couple of Illinois state troopers were already working the scene.

As I started filming the troopers removing the wounded 25-year-old man from the car they soon realized he was shot in the back of the neck area, the trooper was assisted by a female trooper, they laid the man down on the ash fault and started to administer CPR, this dramatic event went on for over 7 minutes, and the reason for this was, the ambulance was most likely having a hard time reaching the scene due to the traffic bottle neck created by this incident.

I couldn’t help but noticing how hard the troopers were working to save this man, it as though he was one of their own family members, it was unclear at the time how the two other passengers got off the 6 story expressway overpass.

I soon learned they exited from the south bound I55 ramp and then jumped down to field below, it was never made clear what their involvement was in this incident. When the ambulance finally arrived, the paramedics took over and worked on the man for an additional couple of minutes, but then the man died on the scene, and a short time later was covered with a white sheet.

I have a few things to say about what I witnessed on that dark expressway Friday night, people are now seeing just how tragic all this insanity is taking place in Chicago, now we have a man that lost his life, and a now family has to burry their son, and lets not forget about the troopers that sadly lost the battle between life and death,and will have to live with this tragedy for the rest of their lives.

People just don’t realize the toll tragedy’s like this take on everybody touched by incidents like this, and people should be grateful for cops like this because one day it could be you or one of your family members in need of serious help like this, and next time the feeling arises to bash cops because some cop makes a mistake or a bad judgment call, think about this video and these two TROOPERS that went above and beyond the call of duty, before you do that.

Maggio News

Maurice Granton CPD Shooting Video, Still Leaves Questions

On May 7th 2018, A 24 year old man was shot by a Chicago cop in the at 47th Street in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood, 24-year-old Maurice Granton Jr., had been on CPD’s radar. He was spotted on a police POD camera, a cop approached Granton on a narcotics investigation, he got up and ran as he hopped the first fence the officer chasing him injured his foot and fell to the ground moments later one gunshot can be heard – then three gunshots in a row. It’s not clear who fired the shots.

The cop that shot Granton appears to be shooting him as he was trying to scale a fence, no confrontation can be seen when he was shot, but we do not know what transpired before he was shot, CPD claims the cop fired 3 shots, and Granton fired the other shot.

Police also shared a picture of the gun that was recovered from the scene CPD Claims this was the gun Granton was carrying that night.

CPD did release the video but did not release the results from ballistics tests and lab reports on the gun Granton allegedly fired. This is a great example why the public gets pissed, release it all, because if CPD Doesn’t, the public starts to think a cover up is in the making.

People say just because they run doesn’t give cops the right to shot them, I agree, unless, they are running and or pointing or firing a gun in the process, but the other side of the argument is they can’t shoot these guys if they Don’t Run, so why run and take the chance of being shot by a cop.

Take the 18-month hit instead 18 months in the cube on a gun or drug charge is better than being put in a box underground for eternity. What decision would you make? My Dad always told me don’t fight cops or run from them in the streets, if you do you will lose, he said you want to beat the cops, then beat them in a court of Law, you can’t lose your life that way.

What bothers me most about this video is no aid was given to this man after he was shot laying on the ground for at least 4 minutes, one officer walks over and looks down and does nothing to help him. Why???

There is more to this shooting than meets the eye, I guess we have no choice but to wait for the bureaucracy to release the remaining facts, one day.

V Maggio

COPA Video: Austin Police Involved Shooting from May 2018

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released video of a Chicago police shooting Wednesday night.

This shooting took place in the Austin Neighborhood in the 15th District cops were alerted to shots fired detected by ShotSpotter technology in the 5200-block of West Ohio Street shortly before 3 a.m. on May 26 2018.

Most of these police involved shootings start the exact same way, suspects refuse to comply with the first police command of STOP and as usual the command falls on deaf ears and the suspect flees and then what follows next is the suspect ends up being shot while running from police with a gun as in this case. Should police allow the suspect to get away to possibly harm someone or should they stop the suspect by shooting him?

V Maggio

7 Shot, 1 Fatally, in East Garfield Park Mass Shooting

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People that witnessed this Mass shooting are now left with little doubt, that some Chicago neighborhoods are in a state of constant WAR.

On Saturday at around 9:40pm seven men were hanging out on a park bench in Jefferson Park which is located at 3100 west Fulton in the East Garfield Park Neighborhood, the 4 Shooters came from around the corner and opened fire on the group in the park, all were hit by gunfire as they tried to flee,

a 30 year-old man was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at stroger.

a 22-year-old man shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition.

a 47-year-old man was shot multiple times and is in critical condition.

a 33-year-old was shot in the back multiple times and is in serious condition.

a 31-year-old man shot in the face and is in serious condition.

a 30-year-old man shot in the leg and is in condition is stable.

a 26-year-old man shot in the arm and leg was stabilized. Bodies of gunshot victims were spread out over a one block area from Walnut to Fulton street.

The four gunmen quickly fled after unloading 48 shots at the group then fled west and jumped into a silver car parked on the north side of the street and then drove away west on Fulton, turning north and disappeared on Kedzie ave.

According to people in the Neighborhood there is a war raging between Two street gangs, the Black Souls and the Gangster Disciples they claim this shooting is directly related to this dispute. According to CPD 6 of the seven people shot had gang ties.

6 of the victims were taken by ambulance to Stroger hospital and one man self-transported to mount Sinai hospital.

Mass shootings like this are becoming all too common in the neighborhoods of Chicago, this is the second mass shooting of seven people I have covered over the past 2 years, in 2016, 5 were wounded and two were killed in a mass shooting on Christmas day, on the two men killed were brothers, this incident happened on the 8700 block of south Maryland ave in the Chatham neighborhood. Christmas Day 2016.

Watching the pain and anguish of family members arriving on the scene, makes one wonder Why this carnage continues ?

2 Men Killed, 1 Man Seriously Wounded in Englewood Shooting

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Three men were shot sitting in a car when a gunman unloaded on the car in what turned out to be a brutal attack. Two of the men, 21-year-old and a 22-year-old suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where they both later died, the other 28-year-old man was treated for multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition. The Shooter Or Shooters are still at large.

Warning Graphic: 7 Killed, 38 Wounded in Chicago Shootings, July-20-21-22, 2018

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This weekend in Chicago was a very violent one 7 people were killed and 38 others were wounded in shootings across the City

I did a little research on the cities across the country that have similar gun violence stats, did you ever wonder who has been leading most of these cities down this road for over 50 years? I put these cities in order starting with worst.

St Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Memphis, Newark, Chicago, just to name a few.

These cities are the worst of the worst when it comes to shooting and killing its citizens, one party has rained supreme over most of this, democrats, ya I said it, democrats, these leaders all share, the failed liberal progressive ideology, that destroys people’s lives, police departments and their cities.

Please, say a prayer for the seven victims and their families. Vic Maggio

4th of July Weekend in Chicago, 5 Murdered, 24 Wounded in Shootings


Maggio News Bloody Chicago VIDEO: Over the fourth of July weekend 5 Killed and 24 were wounded in shootings across the city but from Wednesday the fourth of July to Sunday 5 were killed and 38 people were shot over the five-day holiday. In 2017 over the same five-day holiday 8 were killed and 52 were wounded by gunfire, there has been a significant decrease from this year to last year, at this point the people of Chicago will take any good news about decreases in gun violence they can get. Maggio News Signing off.

Violent Father’s Day Weekend in Chicago, 54 Shot, 9 Fatally

BLOODY CHICAGO VIDEO: It was a very violent Father’s Day Weekend in Chicago, 54 people were shot, 9 of them fatally. There were also 2 mass shootings, in the first incident 6 people were shot and 1, was killed in the University Village neighborhood, and another 4 people were shot in the little village neighborhood, and 3 more people were shot in the east Garfield park neighborhood. All within a 72-hour period here in Chicago.

Memorial Weekend 8 Dead, 30 Wounded in Chicago Shootings 2018

In 2016, 6 people were killed and 63 were wounded in shootings and in 2017 6 were killed and 44 were wounded and this year 8 were killed and 30 were wounded in gun violence across the city. The number of shootings have slowly gone down over the past 3 years, I guess in some people’s eyes it can be considered success, we can do better, like I said before a stable prosperous economy that works for all is the foundation that will start to slowly diminish these numbers. Over the past four years I have witnessed enough pain and suffering by the families of people shot in Chicago, to last 3 life times.

Spring in Chicago: 6 Killed, 32 Wounded in Weekend Shootings, May 18,19, 20, 2018

Bloody Chicago Video: From May 18th,19 th,20th of 2018. 6 people were killed and 32 were wounded in shootings this weekend, now last week in Chicago 60 were shot, 10 were killed and 50 were wounded in shootings the total amount of homicides was 13, and once again Chicago turns out war zone stats.

Maggio News would like to extend our condolences to the families of the 8 kids and 2 teachers that lost their lives in the attack at Santa Fe High School earlier this week, and would also like to extend our condolences to the families that lost family members on the streets of Chicago!!!!!

Maggio News signing off.

Opening Salvo, Spring in Chicago 2018


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I want to first start out and thank everybody that watched the top ten series appreciate all the support,

This past winter in Chicago was a cold one and a long one, and this is the first 60-degree spring weekend. I call this weekend the, Opening Salvo, because this first warm weekend sets the tone for the violence that is to come this summer.

Right of the bat I found myself covering shootings in the top three most violent neighborhoods in Chicago that were covered in the top ten series.

As of April 23rd 2018, 678 people have been shot, 111 were killed and 567 were wounded in shootings across Chicago, and this weekend was exactly what I thought it would be, an extremely violent one, 4 people were killed and 25 were wounded in shootings across the city.

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #1

The Austin Neighborhood has the largest land area and population out of all the other top ten neighborhoods.

Austin’s far Northwestern edge is Galewood, it was once a large Italian neighborhood. North Austin and South Austin Is the largest neighborhood in Austin, North Austin is a smaller area.

North Austin and South Austin are very violent areas these two areas account for 90% of all the shootings and crime in Austin.

The Island a square mile in the extreme southwest corner of Austin, which is isolated by the Eisenhower Expressway and Columbus Park.

The racial makeup of the community is 84% Black, 10% Hispanic, and 4% White, the population was at its height in the 1980s at around 140.000, by 2015 the population seen a dramatic decrease to 97.000. Due to poverty, crime and gang violence this neighborhood lost over 40.000 residents over the past 35-years.

This year in the Austin Neighborhood, 461 people have been shot and, 83, have been killed and 384 have been wounded. These stats rank Austin at number 1, on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

V Maggio

Warning Graphic, Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #2 2017

Warning Graphic Content: My loyal Viewers we have arrived at #2 I call this video, Walking the Razor. The Razor runs between the cops and the gangs and don’t want to fall to either side because it will slit you up the middle. This video takes you closer to the ROOT cause of this nightmare, hang on for the ride it’s going to get bumpy. Share the shit out of this video, I put all I had into this one. Thanks to all of you for your support and well wishes. This episode has a large section about the Chicago Police, and Community Relations. Next Sunday #1 I call this one, THE CAUSE,,,,, caught between a rock and a hard place, this one will be released in about a week to ten days, still working on it. Ya Know I accomplished all this with no education, 8th grade is furthest I went, can you imagine what I could have accomplished in life had I got one?????

The Garfield Park neighborhood is home to Garfield park, it is the oldest of the three West Side parks and has one of the most beautiful field houses and has the single largest conservatories in the United States.

Most of the old sandstone buildings scattered throughout the neighborhood have religious markers on them, these are a reminder of the original Jewish history of the area. Garfield Park was also home to the 4,000-seat Marbro Theater which was among the city’s largest.

This video also covers a little history on the Chicago Police Department and touches on the relationship between the residents and the department over the years.

This neighborhood is in a state of disrepair and has quite a few abandoned businesses spread out throughout the area, it looks as though this neighborhood has been ignored and basically forgotten. I have noticed many residents packing up with moving vans and fleeing this depressed crime ravaged neighborhood.

The population of east and west Garfield park was at its height in the 1960s with 100,000 residents, over a 50-year period these two neighborhoods lost nearly 60.000 residents.

This year in the Garfield Park neighborhood, 260, people have been shot and, 36, have been killed and 224, have been wounded. These stats rank Garfield Park at number 2 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

V Maggio

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #3 2017

The North Lawndale Neighborhood was one of the oldest Jewish communities in Chicago. the neighborhood was home to mega businesses like: International Harvester, Sears, Zenith, Sunbeam, Western Electric. The area was also home to Martin Luther King, Jrs., base for the northern civil rights movement.

The neighborhood has fallen into hard economic times since its heyday of the 1950s. Gangs, guns and drugs have turned this community on its head and has become a very dangerous neighborhood to live in today. The area is full of leveled blocks where businesses and homes once stood, these blocks are reminders of a once economically prosperous neighborhood.

Neighborhoods like North Lawndale are under siege and are presently in a struggle for the hearts and souls of the residents.
This is a very sad struggle to witness on a regular basis, it is truly damaging to the heart and soul. I still hold out hope for all of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, but in the end, it is up to the residents to make final decision on the future direction of their neighborhood.

UPDATE: This year in the North Lawndale neighborhood, 253, people have been shot and, 41, have been killed and 212, have been wounded. These stats rank North Lawndale at number 3 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

V Maggio

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #4 2017

The Englewood neighborhood was home to one of the first documented serial killers in American history, H.H.Holmes, and was also home to the second largest shopping district in the city of Chicago, and also home to gang leader Larry Hoover, he is the notorious former leader of the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, a street gang with a long violent history that spread nationwide.

Englewood has been considered one of the top 5 most violent and dangerous neighborhood for almost a decade and has often achieved the number 1 spot many times. The good news is there has been a decrease in the number of shootings this year, the bad news is many of the gang members have fled from this neighborhood to surrounding communities.

The Englewood Neighborhood is ranked number 4 on the list of top ten most violent neighborhoods in Chicago. this year 250 people have been shoot, 49 people have been killed, and 201 have been wounded.

For over a decade I spent many weekends with friends, playing cards and partying in this neighborhood. There are a lot of good people trapped by the never-ending cycle of violence. It is truly a shame how much the area has deteriorated. I believe this neighborhood has been basically forgotten by the powers that be.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You

V Maggio

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #5 2017

The Humboldt park neighborhood has one of the largest Hispanic populations in the Chicago area. Humboldt is home to the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, the Urban Theater Company and one of the most Beautiful parks in the city.

Humboldt has an old connection to the FLAN (Armed Forces of National Liberation) terrorist organization. There is a deep divide amongst the residents over support for the FLAN.

The park is the life blood of this neighborhood. Humboldt Park was once the nation’s greatest public park, the park has tennis courts, an inland beach, baseball fields and bike paths.

Humboldt is ranked number 5, on the list of Chicago’s top ten most violent neighborhoods and is one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city.

The riots of the 60s and 70s damaged this neighborhood and forever changed the economic future of Humboldt Park.

Like the other top ten hoods drugs, gangs and lack of opportunity continue to plague the area.

Maggio News

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #6 2017

The Auburn Gresham Neighborhood is home to the Thurgood Marshall Branch of the Chicago public library, St. Sabina Church, headed by Rev. Michael Pfleger, and St. Leo campus for veterans, which includes the Catholic Charities’ St. Leo’s residence-based outpatient clinic.

The Neighborhood has seen many tough times and a lot of violence and has seen a substantial drop in population over the past couple of decades. This is directly due to crime. This neighborhoods gang problem really took off because of the piss poor economy created in the late 70s forcing many young black men to the streets to make a living. This period in time seen the rise of the mega gangs.

I have met a lot of good people in this neighborhood and hope this hood is not on the list next year.

Attention: YouTube adds, these videos 1-10, along with the trailer should not have adds in them, these videos are being done specifically to call attention to the Violence in Chicago, I do not want to make money off of this ongoing tragedy Period…….. Thank You.

Maggio News