Chicago Murder Epidemic

Justice, Gunman Found Guilty in Murder of Hadiya Pendleton

(Sun Times Wire) More than five years after Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in a South Side park just a week after she attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration, jurors entered a guilty verdict against the man who pulled the trigger. Micheail Ward, 24, showed no reaction as the court clerk read off a guilty verdict…

Jury Finds Getaway Driver Guilty of Murder of Hadiya Pendleton

(WGN) A jury on Wednesday found one of two men accused in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton guilty of first-degree murder. Kenneth Williams, a reputed gang member and the accused getaway driver, was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated battery. Prosecutors said Williams’ co-defendant, Micheail Ward, actually fired the shots that killed…

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…