Chicago Murder Epidemic

8 Killed, 35 Wounded in Labor Day Shootings in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) At least 43 people were shot — eight of them fatally — in gun violence across Chicago over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Though the city saw its lowest number of murders and shootings in August since 2011, according to data from Chicago police, the number of fatal shootings over the holiday…

15-Year-old Boy Killed in West Englewood Shooting

(ABC) A 15-year-old boy was killed Saturday in a shooting in West Englewood. Shortly after 8 p.m., the boy was standing in the street in the 2300 block of West 68th Street when he was shot in the upper back, according to Chicago police. He was rushed to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was later…

4 Killed, 25 Wounded in Chicago Easter Weekend Shootings

(Fox) At least 29 people were shot, four fatally, across Chicago over Easter weekend. The fatalities included a 16-year-old boy who was discovered with a gunshot wound to his ches tSaturday in Garfield Park. Lazarrick Green was found unresponsive about 12:39 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Adams Street, Chicago police and the Cook…

Man Found Shot to Death in Backyard in Gresham

(Sun Times Wire) A 32-year-old man was found shot to death Thursday in Gresham on the South Side, police said. Carey Faukner was discovered in a backyard in the 7900 block of South Paulina Street, Chicago police said. He had two gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the head, police said. He was…