Chicago Gang Shootings

Feds Charge, 35 People in Chicago West Side Heroin Fentanyl Ring

(Sun Times Wire) Charges have been filed against 35 people as part of a joint federal and state investigation into heroin and fentanyl trafficking in the Chicago area, primarily on the city’s West Side. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Road Rage,” spanned multiple years and largely focused on drug trafficking in the West Garfield Park neighborhood,…

Boy,14 Shot, Killed in Englewood Drive-By

(ABC) A 14-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting on Chicago’s South Side. He was standing on the street just after midnight in the 6700-block of South Winchester Avenue in the city’s Wet Englewood neighborhood when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire. Police said that vehicle was a white car. The boy was…

2 Mafia Insane Vice Lords Charged in 2017 Murder

(Sun Times Wire) Two admitted members of the Mafia Insane Vice Lords street gang are facing murder charges in a shooting last summer in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, prosecutors said Thursday. Javon Almond and Ronnie Burnett each face a count of first-degree murder in the July 13, 2017 shooting of 30-year-old Derrick Murray, according to…

1 Man Killed, 3 others Wounded in Englewood Drive By Shooting

(ABC) One person was killed and three others wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Englewood neighborhood Sunday morning, Chicago police said. The shooting occurred at about 2:25 a.m. in the 1200-block of West 73rd Place, police said. Police said three men and one woman were standing outside when two people in an SUV passed…

3 Wounded in North Lawndale Shooting

(Maggio News) Three men were wounded in a shooting Tuesday evening in the Lawndale neighborhood. They were on a sidewalk on the 3000 block of West Roosevelt when a man got out of a dark-colored car and fired shots in their direction, and then the shooter then got back into the car and took off.…

Almighty Saints Gang Leader Charged in Shooting of ATF Agent

(WLS) The co-leader of a Southwest Side street gang was charged Tuesday in last week’s shooting of an ATF agent in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. Federal sources told the I-Team Tuesday morning the suspect was in custody. The I-Team later learned the suspect is Ernesto “Ernie” Godinez, co-leader of the Almighty Saints. He…

1 Dead 9, Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

(ABC) A man was killed and at least nine others have been wounded in citywide shootings since Friday afternoon, police said. The fatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the Golden Gate neighborhood on the Far South Side. A man, who was thought to be between the ages of 30 and 35, was found shot in…

4 Wounded in Gang Mass Shooting at Wilson CTA Station

(Chicago Tribune) Four people were wounded, one seriously, in a shootout in the North Side’s Uptown neighborhood Wednesday night, Chicago police said. Around 8:15 p.m., a light-colored SUV stopped near Wilson Avenue and Clifton Street where two people were standing, Deputy Chief Al Nagode said. At least two people got out and opened fire at…

Woman Getaway Driver CHARGED in Brighton Park Gang Murder

(Fox32) An 18-year-old woman who allegedly drove her boyfriend away from the scene of a fatal Brighton Park shooting that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder. Flor Perez was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge tied to the Oct. 26 shooting that…

Pregnant Woman One of 4 Shot, Killed in Brighton Park Rifle Attack

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(Chicago Tribune) Four people, including a woman police believe was pregnant, were killed on Friday night in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue, police said. Three males, ages currently unknown, and a woman were inside a vehicle when someone inside a white SUV opened fire on them with a rifle, police said.

Responding police officers found their bodies inside the vehicle and they were pronounced dead on the scene. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the woman was believed to be pregnant, but police won’t know for sure until the autopsy.

The Brighton Park neighborhood and the nearby Back of the Yards neighborhood have been the scene of dozens of rifle shootings that have occurred since early 2016.

In February, the Chicago Tribune reported that gangs in the two neighborhoods were increasingly using rifles styled after AR-15s and AK-47s. At the time, there had been more than 30 shootings believed to have been tied to semi-automatic rifles in the two neighborhoods over the last year.

At least 46 people were shot in those attacks, 13 fatally.

The shooting happened near the office of Ald. Raymond Lopez, 15th, who sparked a firestorm this past spring when he said “no innocent lives were lost” after two people were killed and eight others wounded when two masked gunmen with rifles opened fire on a group congregating at a makeshift memorial for a man who had been slain in an earlier shooting.

Community members gathered at both ends of the crime scene on Friday to gawk, check on their loved ones and find out what happened.

Maria Mier, who lives nearby, said she saw a rush of ambulances and heard what sounded like “a machine gun.”

An EMS Plan I was called on Friday, sending at least six ambulances to the scene, but the plan was called off a short time later when police took over the incident as a crime scene, said Chicago Fire Department Cmd. Frank Velez. None of the multiple victims were taken to hospitals, Velez said.

Two men on the scene, who asked not to be identified, said they heard what sounded like a rifle firing and a car chase. Continue Reading

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Boy, 17, Shot, 5 times in Bridgeport

(Sun Times Wire) A 17 year old boy was shot and critically wounded late Monday in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing outside about 11:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Throop when a black minivan approached, a male exited the vehicle and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The…

3 Shot at Rainbow Beach in the South Shore Neighborhood

(WLS) Three people were shot at Rainbow Beach in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood Sunday night, police said. The shooting happened in the 3100-block of East 77th Street at 7:25 p.m. A man walked up to three men and opened fire, striking all three before running away from the scene, police said. A 15-year-old boy was…

Two Girls, 7, 13, Shot on School Play Ground

Emerson Hart was in Michigan City, Ind. when he was told only that his 13-year-old daughter Dakayla was hurt and in the hospital. He didn’t know she and another girl, 7, had been shot while at a grade school picnic on the South Side Friday afternoon, she in the thigh and the other girl in…

No Sanctuary from Gang Wars in Chicago

The young woman in black with hot pink hair stood at the curb at 46th Place and Rockwell. It is not a place of sanctuary. It is a place of death, one of many such places in Chicago’s street gang wars, and she was marking it again. She knelt down, sobbed, covering her face with…

Mass Gang Shooting Leaves, 2 Dead, 8 Wounded in Brighton Park

MAGGIO NEWS VIDEO, This is the second largest mass shooting in Chicago since the Cornell Square Park shooting in the Back of the Yards in 2013 Three people were killed and at least 13 others were wounded in this Gang Mass shooting.

Ten people were shot, two of them fatally, on Sunday evening in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said.

The shooting wounded eight people and killed two at 5:17 p.m. at Rockwell Street and 46th Place, according to the Chicago Police and Fire departments. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could confirm only one death Sunday evening.

A person was taken by paramedics to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, the fire department said.

Three more people were taken to Stroger Hospital, according to the fire department. Two of them were in serious-to-critical condition and the third was in good condition.
All of the people taken by paramedics to hospitals were adults, the fire department said.

The shooting is believed to be gang-related retaliation for an earlier shooting in Brighton Park, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter.

About 4:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 2500 block of West 46th Place in Brighton Park. Daniel Cardova was found unresponsive on the ground between two parked cars, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police cordoned off the nearby streets. Neighbors on both sides of the yellow tape sat on porches and steps.

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