Chicago Murder Epidemic

Five People Shot on Chicago’s West Side Lawndale Neighborhood

Five people were shot on the city’s west side Friday night. According to Chicago Police News Affairs, the shooting took place just before 9:00 p.m. in the 1500 block of south Kedzie in North Lawndale. Three people were transported to Mt. Sinai, two transported themselves to St. Anthony’s Hospital. The ages and conditions of the…

Chicago Shootings 2,939, Homicides 468 in 2015

Most mornings, aware her West Pullman neighbor hood could be dangerous, Robin Bowers stood in her front doorway to watch as her husband walked to his car and drove off to work. On Dec. 3, however, as Anthony Bowers left for his job as a school bus driver, his wife didn’t watch him go. She…

Chicago Christmas Eve Shootings 1 Dead 6 Wounded

A 30-year old man was killed and six other people were wounded, including two teenage boys, in Chicago shootings since Thursday afternoon. The fatal attack happened just before 5 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Vernon Avenue in the city’s Park Manor neighborhood, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head,…

Chicago Shootings Leave 3 Dead 5 Wounded

Three men were killed and at least four people have been wounded in shootings since Saturday evening in Chicago, police said. At 12:20 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were shot in Back of the Yards, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Hector Alfaro. They were in a parked car in the 5300…

Suspect in Tyshawn Lee Killing Free on $1 Million Bond

A person of interest in the gang related killing of 9 year old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago has been ordered held on $1million bail on an unrelated charge of being a felon in possession of a gun. Corey Morgan, 27, was arrested Monday afternoon along with Dwight Boone-Doty, 21, by officers acting on a tip…

Chicago 1 Dead 7 Wounded in Shootings across the City

A 25 year old man was shot and critically wounded in the East Chatham neighborhood, police said. The man was in the 7900 block of South Ellis Avenue when he was shot multiple times about 7:55 p.m., said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman. Chicago police work the scene Nov. 5, 2015, near where…

CPD Chief says 9-year-old Boy Targeted, Lured into Alley and Executed

Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee was targeted because of his father’s gang ties, lured into a South Side alley Monday afternoon and executed, Chicago police officials said Thursday. Speaking at the edge of the Gresham alley where Tyshawn was shot multiple times, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the slaying “probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime”…

Chicago Shootings 2 Dead, 9 Wounded

Two men were killed and at least nine others were wounded in West, North and South side shootings Tuesday, Chicago police said. The latest fatality occurred at 6:15 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Artesian Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. A 24-year-old man was standing outside when two male attackers walked…

Aspiring Chicago Model killed in drive-by shooting in Englewood

It was all coming together for 20 year old North Shore resident Kaylyn Pryor. The effervescent Evanston Township High School grad, who was attending Robert Morris University, had won the “Mario, Make Me a Model” competition sponsored annually by Chicago’s Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas in September. And she had just signed her…