Chicago Murder Epidemic

Women Found Dead in Roseland Garage

(ABC) New property owners made a gruesome discovery Tuesday morning when they found a woman’s body in a garage. Neighbors said the woman’s body was discovered around 8 a.m. in the garage of a home in the 100-block of West 104th in the city’s Roseland neighborhood. Neighbors said it was found by new owners who…

Chicago YouTuber Zack Stoner Gunned Down in South Loop

(Sun Times Wire)ZackTV was not only a video journalist who went into areas in Chicago that the traditional press wouldn’t go to interview people, he also stressed the value of entrepreneurship. Authorities say 30-year-old ZackTV, whose real name is Zack Stoner, had just left a rap concert before he was shot in the head and…

Girl 15, Shot, Killed in the Englewood Neighborhood

(Maggio News) A 15-year-old girl was shot Tuesday evening on the 6900 block of south Carpenter in the Englewood neighborhood. She was walking down the street when an unknown shooter fired shots, possibly from the gangway, hitting her in the chest. She has been pronounced dead a short time later. It is unclear if she…

2 Women Shot, 1 Fatally, Loading Toddler into Car in Austin

(Tribune) A gunman walked up to her and fired shots, hitting her in the abdomen, during an apparent robbery attempt. A 30-year-old woman seated inside the car suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:05 p.m., police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman…

Father Murders 2 year old Son in Little Village

(WLS) A Chicago father accused in the brutal murder of his 2-year-old son was denied bond in a court appearance Friday afternoon. Police said 37-year-old Rolando Ortiz killed his 2-year-old son, Mateo Garcia Aguayo, because the toddler was keeping him awake Wednesday afternoon in their apartment. In the courtroom Friday, Ortiz looked down at the…

Homicides Hit 600 in Chicago

(NBC) Chicago’s annual homicide number has climbed above 600 for only the second time in more than a decade. Three people fatally shot over the last two days brought the city’s total number of homicides for 2017 over the grim threshold, according to data from the Chicago Tribune and police department. The latest fatal shooting…

500th Gun Related Homicide Hits Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) A man shot dead early Friday evening was the 500th person to be killed in city gun violence since the start of the year on a weekend that has left three others wounded in shootings across Chicago. The city reached 500 shooting homicides about a week later than it did last year,…