Bloody Chicago

Part #1 In the Line of Duty, Chicago

Warning Graphic: Bloody Chicago Video: This is Part ONE of a four-part series called In the Line of Duty Chicago, it’s about police involved shootings, violence in the streets and gives you a glimpse inside what it’s like to be a cop here in Chicago. I did my best to fair when analyzing these shootings and stuck strictly to the facts that were available. There will be a 5th part added to the series called In the Line of Duty Suburbs, it is a short 20-minute video its mainly about police involved shootings, and a couple of other things. Every 5th day another video will be released.

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Update: Victim, Shooter Identified in Orland Mall Shooting

The victim of the shooting has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Javon Britten of Richton Park.

And the mall shooter has been identified as 19-year-old Jakharr Williams of University Park. Williams has an active parole warrant and a manhunt for this killer is underway.

1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Orland Square Mall Targeted Shooting

(Maggio News Video) This shooting took place at Orland square mall in the south Chicago suburb on Monday January 21st in a crowded mall.

I arrived on the scene about 10 minutes after the shooting happened and rolled on to mall property behind the SWAT team.

One man was shot dead and another was injured. The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. at a lower level food court at the mall.

A 20-year-old black male was killed he shot in the chest and staggered from the food court area to a nearby H&M clothing store, where he collapsed.

Cops Fireman and the Swat team were there within minutes, and the victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead.

A bystander who was at the mall suffered a graze wound to the leg and was treated at a hospital in La Grange.

He said the bystander is a black man around 18 or 19 years of age.

The family of the slain man has yet to be notified so police are not releasing his identity yet.

The suspected shooter is a 6-foot-1 black man, around 20 years old, wearing black clothing and blue jeans, police said. He fled the area on foot.

Cops said the suspect is still at large. He fled the area heading east.

Cops believe the shooting is an isolated incident. Cops claim the individuals knew each other.

As the wounded were being taken out to waiting ambulances a man named Ricky was in the mall at the time of the shooting and gave me footage of two men shot in the mall being treated by paramedics.

The mall closed after the shooting and Around 8:00pm cops started letting people leave that were under lock down in the mall.

For about an hour Swat Teams swept the mall looking for the shooter, but cameras in the mall later showed the shooter left the mall property.

Orland Park police are searching for the suspected shooter on foot and by drone Monday night. The ATF is also assisting in the search.

Witnesses said seven gunshots were heard echoing through the mall Cops found multiple shell casings inside the mall.

This was a massive response by State, County, and multiple Police Departments from the surrounding areas.

People are shocked by this shooting one lady said its so far from Chicago we don’t expect this type of thing to happen here. As I have been saying for almost five years the more guns in the hands of criminals and reactionary driven society, and we have many of them, this means one thing MORE shootings anywhere at any time.

I heard people as they were leaving the mall, thanking cops for helping them. Nice job guys. Thanks officers.

And the shooter is still at large but not for long because cops know who this guy is.

Maggio News
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Warning Graphic: Bodycam Footage of Chicago Cop Shooting Armed Man on Halloween

Maggio News Bloody Chicago Video: On October 31st, 2018 Halloween day while kids were out trick or treating, I covered a police involved shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

Most shootings I cover don’t allow people to see the full incident hidden behind the crime scene tape, this is one of those rare glimpses into the situation as it unfolded.

The incident started a couple blocks away as cops approached a group of people on 79th and Ingleside. One of the men appeared to be armed with a gun he took off running from cops. 80% of all police involved shootings start exactly the same way with a noncompliant suspect.

He was chased by cops about three blocks into an apartment building he then ran up to a third-floor apartment, then ran through the apartment and then exited out the front door and down the stairwell.

As he started running down the stairs the Chicago cop chased him with his gun drawn, the cop opened fire on the armed suspect. The next thing you see is the man in the hallway shot bleeding and dazed.

The cop then orders the man to get down on the floor handcuffs the man and secures the scene while other officers arrive. Moments later a cop spots a weapon on floor above he putts on his gloves, picks up the gun which appears to be a nine-millimeter with an extended clip and brings it down stairs. CPD claims the clip was full of armor-piercing bullets.

Upstairs, the officers who shot the man can be heard in the video saying “Get an ambulance. i got a man shot in the back. It was very clear the cop was concerned about the man he was just forced to shoot. All I can say is this is Very tragic stuff all the way around.

23-year-old Derrell Johnson was taken to the hospital in serious condition. After doctors saved his life He was charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault to an officer.

Police claim Johnson is a suspected gang member and convicted felon armed with a gun full of armor-piercing bullets. At the time of the shooting Johnson was on parole for a string of felony convictions.

The reason why most armed suspects that flee get shot is because cops are trained to not give the suspect a chance to shoot them first.

We’ll have to wait and see if the city labels this incident as excessive use of force and settles it out of court.

Maggio News

Christmas Holiday & Violence in Chicago 2018

Bloody Chicago Video: This is a one-month trek into the neighborhoods of Chicago showing you the good and the bad taking place over the Christmas holiday across the city. There are four major Christmas events taking place in Chicago and I covered all four. I purposefully left the graphic nature of the violence to a minimum because of the Christmas holiday tried to focus more on the good then the bad taking place in Chicago.

Over the month of December in Chicago 200 people were shot 29 were killed and 171 were wounded in shootings, there were 10 additional non-gun related homicides across the city. And there’s still 24 hours left till the new year.

During this holiday season let’s keep in our prayers the nearly 600 murder victims and their families and also the 4 Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty this year, in February Commander Paul R. Bauer was shot and killed chasing a armed suspect in the loop in November Officer Samuel Jimenez was shot and killed in the Mercy hospital incident chasing an armed killer. In December one week before Christmas two Chicago police officers Officer Conrad Gary and officer Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a train looking for an armed suspect. Never forget These officers lost their lives protecting you.

In 2018 There were 100 fewer homicides and nearly 500 fewer people were shot, over the past two years the shootings and killings have seen a significant decrease. Hoping for the same reductions next year, we’ll see

I hope everybody had a very merry Christmas

I would like to now wish everyone a safe and happy new year…

Maggio News Signing off for the last time in 2018

Bloody Chicago: Cops, Gangs, Guns and Murder

Bloody Chicago Video: This episode covers Chicago Cops, Gang indictments over the past 4 years, the Mercy Hospital mass shooting that killed one Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez, ER Doctor Tamara O’Neal, Pharmacy Tech Dayna Less.

A shootout between cops and an armed suspect that wounded a cop shot in his bullet proof vest on the south-side.

The stabbing of a Cook County Sheriff and a violent shooting on the west-side.

Our Condolences to the families affected by the Mercy Hospital mass shooting.

V Maggio

Halloween in Chicago, The Good the Bad and the Ugly Violence 2018

Maggio News Bloody Chicago VIDEO: Over the Halloween holiday were people were 6 killed and 44 were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area.

About three months ago on a crime scene in the woodlawn neighborhood, an older lady and I had an in-depth conversation about life and death, and the last she asked me was, if you were dead what would, you miss the most about life, and she said not the usual answers like family sex or food, something unique you have really enjoyed throughout your life, I stood there blank, I had no answer to her question.

And for months her question mincingly stayed with me, on Saturday over the Halloween weekend, my lady took me to a concert at the United center to see Elton John when the show started, it hit me. I now had the answer to her question, its music, if you think about it music marks the chapters of our lives it connects us to good times bad times, places and faces, and truly is a, wonderful human creation, my answer to you mam is, Its music, definitely music, for me, I will miss it so when I’m gone.

In 4 days Maggio News will release separate video in a kids version minus the violence of the 7th District Haunted House in Englewood.

Maggio News Signing off

Warning Graphic: The Summer Killing Fields in Chicago 2018

Bloody Chicago Video: The summer has ended here in Chicago and the fall season has arrived. Over the four summer months, 159 people were shot and killed and nearly 1000 were wounded here on the bloody streets of Chicago. There has been a decrease in shootings and killings since the summers of 2016 and 2017 making this summer the least violent of the previous two summers. Even so it was still a violent and dangerous tour of duty.

Throughout this new fall video, I will introduce you to the 159 victims that were murdered on the bloody streets of Chicago this summer, they are known to most of the public only as numbers, these human beings have names and ages, I would like to now introduce you to them!

Vic Maggio

Warning Graphic: Stop the Bleeding in Chicago

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago, Video: My Name is Victor Maggio of Maggio News/Bloody Chicago. I am a citizen journalist that’s been in the heart of the violence for over 4 1/2 years. I am raising money to save lives by attempting to outfitting the entire Chicago Police Department with lifesaving trauma kits put together by North American Rescue specifically for the CPD. Currently the Chicago Police Department Officers have to watch people lose their lives waiting for emergency technicians to arrive. There is a desperate need for 10,000 of these kits in Chicago. These kits have many uses and will save innocent lives of children and the lives of those who have gone down the wrong path.

These are few stats to think about 99.7% of all the people shot in Chicago are civilians, and 40% of the people shot are caught in gang crossfire, and just under 3 tenths of one percent are cops injured or shot in the line of duty. Last year 670 of the 2936 victims wounded in shootings, ranged in ages from 13 to 19. Out of these 670 teens shot, 105 of them were killed. and this is what the campaign is all about, saving lives.

I must admit my reason for all this is a selfish one, to me, personally it’s about the kids that are being shot and killed throughout the neighborhoods of Chicago, imagine for a minute what it’s like for cops when they arrive on these shootings of kids, and are not able to help them in the way they know they could, if they had the right equipment.

The cost of these kits is $83.00 a piece so we need to raise $830,000 plus we will need to purchase about $80,000 in refills which brings us to $900,000 total to complete this mission. The key components in these kits are consumables and will need to be restocked as they are used, so they will need additional boxes of clot pads.

When the amount is raised I will purchase these kits and the refills from NAR and the kits will be shipped directly to the Chicago Police Department and then they will be quickly distributed to officers, and this will help make the difference between life and death for Residents, and cops here in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department is already trained and ready to use these kits. They are just in dire need of the kits. 

This is a joint fundraising effort between Maggio News and Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk to raise as much as possible for this project.

So please donate to, Stop the Bleeding in Chicago at 

Thank you for your support.

Vic Maggio
Vic Maggio

Maggio News Attends Ingram Angle Chicago Town Hall

I attended the Laura Ingram town hall this week to discuss the growing violence here in Chicago.
I paneled with Gianno Caldwell he interviewed residents in the hood and I cover the violence on the ground.
It was filmed earlier in Chicago sept 2nd 2018

Warning Graphic: 48 Hours on the Bloody Streets of Chicago

Maggio News Bloody Chicago Video: At least 28 people were shot in Chicago, three of them fatally, over the weekend.

The most violent part of the weekend was Friday night, when three were killed and seven others were wounded in shootings. On Saturday 5 people were wounded five and on Sunday nine were wounded and four were wounded early Monday before sunrise.

I Guess this can be considered to be progress, because this has been least violent weekend in over 4 weeks in Chicago. This weekend, 28 people were shot and 3 were killed in weekend gun Violence, maybe the 600 additional cops are making a difference?

But the most tragic incident this weekend, were the deaths of 10 KIDS in the little village fire.

Maggio News Signing Off

Chicago Cop Impales Arm on Fence Chasing Suspect in Humboldt Park

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago Video: A Chicago Police Officer was injured in a foot pursuit, the cop impaled his arm on a fence while chasing someone in an alley at Springfield and Chicago avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, over the radio his partner can be heard frantically looking for a tourniquet to stop the bleeding, after the arm was pulled off the top of the fence, he was bleeding very bad and at that moment the partner decided not to wait for an ambulance and drove the officer to Stroger, while all this was going on police dispatch coordinated a quick route of passage for the injured cop by lining the intersections with other cops, when the injured cop arrived at Stroger many others converged on the hospital, to support the injured cop.

I left the hospital and went to the scene to find guys from the block arguing with police about what had happened in the alley, a sergeant kept trying to explain to the growing crowd of very angry people, that no one was shot, they didn’t seem to believe him, while all this Kaos was going more officers arrived on the scene to assist in controlling the pissed off crowd, this situation took about an hour to defuse, the officer was treated and will be ok.

Man Shot, Critically Wounded on Bloody Sunday in North Lawndale

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago Video: There was man critically wounded in a shooting at Springfield and Filmore in the North Lawndale Neighborhood. It is unclear if this man was shot in one of multiple incidents that took place on the westside Sunday morning, it was mass chaos on a level I can’t seem to quite explain. The man was taken away in very serious condition. After the man was taken away from the scene the anger and rage erupted within the crowd and they started to take it out on the cops, the cops stood and took it till they tired out and slowly started to leave this all took about 30 minutes to achieve.

Mass Shooting, 6 Shot, Girl, 17 Killed in Lawndale Neighborhood

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago Video: Dozens of people were standing on the sidewalk on the 1300 block of south Millard in the Lawndale Neighborhood. when two shooters approached on foot and fired shots. a 17-year-old girl was shot in the face and killed she was pronounced dead on the scene.

And a 14, year old boy was shot in the left leg and was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition.

Another young boy age 11 was shot in the left leg and was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition.

A 17-year-old male was shot in the right leg and taken to Rush in stable condition.

A 17-year-old girl was shot in the right arm and taken to Stroger in stable condition.

And a 21-year-old woman was shot multiple times in the back and arm she was taken to Mt. Sinai in critical condition.
6 people were shot, and a 17-year-old girl was killed in this westside mass shooting.

Area Central detectives are investigating. And the shooters of these kids are still at large.

While I was covering the mass shooting in Lawndale another guy was shot while I was sitting in the street I heard multiple gun shots that very very close, I waited a minute pulled up and got out to see what happened and another shot was fired about 70 yards away on the other side of the boulevard close to my direction.

One of those three shots I heard in the car or the shot that was fired when I got outside the car struck this guy, the man at the head of this group of guys was shot and walked passed the police and started fucking with them even after being shot, he basically told them to go to hell and he refused help from the cops and kept walking with his crew.

It was so bad this Sunday that Access to Stroger Hospital was tightened for a while. because, more than 200 people and mass amounts of wounded converged on the hospital. Mount Sinai Hospital had to stop accepting new emergency cases for a while.

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. This weekend 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

Four People Shot in Violent Shootout in West Humboldt Park

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago Video: Update Correction, the man struggling with this woman shot is with fire department not a Chicago cop.
Four people were shot in a violent shootout at Karlov and Augusta Blvd in the West Humboldt Park Neighborhood. This all started when a Black Cadillac with 2 shooters inside rolled down the block and opened fire on a group of people striking 3 people, who then returned fire causing the shooters car to crash and they fled the scene. The 4th victim shot was walking down the street and just happened to be caught in the crossfire.

The shooting scene was very chaotic There were gunshot victims spread out from one end of the block to the other, there was woman shot in a car at the end of the block she told police she wasn’t shot and basically told them to go away and slammed the door shut on the cops.

A short time later cops went back to car and this time got a look at her blood soaked white pants and once again they tried to help the woman and that’s when she became extremely combative towards them, and this was probably due to the shock of being shot, and the cops claimed she reeked of alcohol, after a brief struggle the cop in charge calmed the lady down and once again started working to help her, he cut the pant leg off to see where she was shot, and to also see if the bullet went clean through, after about 2 minutes the Paramedics arrived and took the woman to a waiting ambulance,,,,,,, it was in the ambulance when the harsh reality hit the poor woman that she had been shot, she then screamed out and rolled over on the Gurnee, at the other end of the block a young man was shot in the leg he was taken away by paramedics in good condition, another 29-year-old man sustained a Graze wound to the chest and was taken to Stroger in stable condition. And a 30-year-old man was shot in the right ankle and left calf he was also taken to Stroger in stable condition.

There were over 70 plus shell casings all over the entire block

The shooters are still at large

Three Women Shot on Bloody Sunday in the West Garfield Neighborhood

Warning Graphic, Maggio News, Bloody Chicago Video: When I thought it couldn’t get any worse tonight it did and the west side went up for GRABS, I and I mean totally up for grabs.

Multiple women were shot at near a block party at the corner of Gladys and Cicero in the West Garfield neighborhood
The 3 women were standing on a front porch hangin out when two groups of guys started firing at one another. A 29-year-old woman was shot in the back and was taken to Stroger in stable condition the 2nd woman a 28 year old was shot in the arm and was taken to Stroger in stable condition the 3rd woman a 41 year old was shot in the upper thigh she was taken to Loretto in stable condition. No shooters are in custody. And Area North detectives are investigating.

Its mass chaos when walking up to a shooting where multiple people are shot and there are hundreds of others on the scene in panic wandering around trying to figure out who got shot, it is something to witness Cops firefighters and Paramedics moving in and taking over the volatile and emotionally charged situation, that at times, looks to be totally out of control. The reason why all this is so hard to watch is because over the years I met a lot of really good people in these neighborhoods. most of whom are trapped in this constant cycle of terror. I would like to say these shootings are not representative of the majority that live in most of these neighborhoods, it is a fact that just a handful of people verses the population that are responsible for these shootings and Killings.

Man, Woman Shot in the North Austin Neighborhood

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago Video: A man and a woman were shot standing on the sidewalk on the 1600 block of Mason in the North Austin neighborhood. A shooter fired at the two from across the street, striking the man in the head and the woman in the foot, the pair then jumped into their SUV and tried to flee the scene only to end up crashing into a parked vehicle at the end of the block. The 22-year-old man was taken to Loyola in serious condition, and the 20-year-old woman was taken to Loyola in stable condition. Area North detectives are investigating. And the shooter is still at large. This shooting was a sign of violence that was to come.

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