Chicago Gang Shootings

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

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3 Shot at Rainbow Beach in the South Shore Neighborhood

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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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Third Gang Member Charged in Killing of Westside Toddler

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Driver Killed in Gang Shooting on Lake Shore Drive

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