Chicago Murder Epidemic

3 People Killed, 8 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Friday

(Sun Times Wire) 11 people were shot in Chicago on Friday, three of them fatally. A teenage boy was shot and killed Friday evening in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 6:55 p.m., Luis Rodriguez, 17, was walking in the 3500 block of West 58th Street when four people jumped out of…

Boy, 15, Shot, Killed in Fuller Park Neighborhood

(Sun Times Wire) A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Tuesday night in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was standing on a sidewalk at 9:50 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Shields Avenue when someone came up on foot and fired shots, Chicago police said The boy was…

Innocent 18-year-old Woman Gunned Down Getting off Bus in Gresham

(FOX) The search is intensifying for the occupants of a four-door Nissan that recklessly sprayed at least 16 bullets at 79th and Paulina on Tuesday, fatally killing an innocent 18-year-old woman was about to graduate from high school. Now, community activists are asking the police to give the case a high-priority status. The woman, Dareyona…

Man Dies at MSH, 5 Days after being Shot in East Garfield Park

(Sun Times Wire) A man died Saturday afternoon, just over five days after he was shot multiple times in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. At 9:11 a.m. Monday, 29-year-old Sheick Wilkerson was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle near the intersection of Jackson and Sacramento boulevards when a light-colored…

Man Found Guilty of Fatally Shooting 311 Operator in 2016

(Sun Times Wire) An 18-year-old man was found guilty Thursday of fatally shooting a 311 operator in 2016 a block from the Bronzeville headquarters of the Chicago Police Department. Javion Harris was convicted of two counts of murder and a count of attempted murder, according to court records. His jury trial had begun Monday before…

Lawndale Street Vendor Shot and Killed

(Sun Times Wire) A street vendor was shot to death Monday evening in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. At 5:38 p.m., the 55-year-old man was selling items in the 2700 block of West Fluornoy when someone fired shots, striking him in the lower back, according to Chicago police. He was taken…

2 People Killed, 6 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Friday

(Sun Times Wire) An 82-year-old man was shot while taking out the trash at night, the first of eight people wounded in citywide gun violence since Friday at 5:30 p.m. In the latest reported shooting, officers were searching for the scene where a man was seriously wounded early Saturday by gunfire that reportedly came from…

Chicago Gang Member Charged with Third Murder

(Sun Times Wire) An alleged street gang member accused of killing two men in a fatal shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood last year is now facing a third murder charge in a drive-by shooting in Brighton Park. Derek Paige, 25, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting of 30-year-old Benjamin Robles on Aug. 20,…

1 Man Killed in Drive by Shooting Wednesday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) One person was fatally shot in Chicago over a 24-hour period Wednesday, marking the city’s quietest day in recent months. The day’s sole shooting reported to police occurred during the afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side and was a homicide, according to Chicago police. Ramon Edward Dobine, 22,…

2-Year-Old Toddler Shot, Killed in Hermosa

(Tribune) The Hermosa neighborhood fell silent early Sunday, in the hours after a shooting during a fight killed a two-year-old boy. Identified as Julien Gonzalez by the Cook County Medical Examiner, the young boy lived in the Southwest Side’s Clearing neighborhood, in the 5500 block of West 63rd Place. He was on the sidewalk with…