Chicago Shootings

2 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings Wednesday

(Sun Times Wire) Two men were killed, and seven others wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 2:20 p.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A 24-year-old man was found shot in the upper back in the 3300 block of West Congress Parkway, Chicago Police said. He was taken…

4 Dead, 28 Wounded in Halloween Shootings Across Chicago, 2017

(Maggio News Video) Two people were killed and at least seven others wounded — including a man who accidentally shot himself — in shootings on Halloween across Chicago.

The most recent fatal shooting happened just after 9 a.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. Harold Stewart, 63, was shot in the head and upper body about 9:05 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Oglesby, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was found unresponsive at the scene by officers responding to a call of a person shot. Stewart was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. He lived in the same block as the shooting.

Less than an hour earlier, a man died after he was shot in the head and crashed his vehicle in the West Side Austin neighborhood. At 8:24 a.m., Apache White, 47, was inside a vehicle during a drug sale when someone walked up with a gun and shot him in the head in the first block of South Lockwood, authorities said. White drove off from the shooting, but collided with another vehicle about a block away, causing his vehicle to flip over near Monroe Street and Lockwood Avenue. He was taken to Loretto Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:35 a.m. He lived in the Galewood neighborhood.

A second person who was in the vehicle with White was not hurt, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting wounded a 17-year-old boy in the Montclare neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The boy was riding a bicycle at 8:56 p.m. in the 7000 block of West Grand when shots were fired by several males standing on the sidewalk, police said. The boy was struck in the right leg and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was treated and released.

About an hour before in another Northwest Side shooting, a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg Albany Park’s 3900 block of West Montrose, police said. He was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 14-year-old boy was shot about 7:20 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The boy was shot in his right thigh in the 1300 block of South Independence, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Less than 20 minutes earlier, a man was wounded in an East Chatham neighborhood shooting on the South Side. Someone walked up and shot the 22-year-old in the abdomen when he got out of a vehicle in the 8500 block of South Drexel. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

A 29-year-old man was wounded about 1:35 p.m. in a Morgan Park neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. He was standing in the 11300 block of South Aberdeen when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired multiple shots, police said. He was shot in the left buttocks, left hip and right knee, and was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.

Just before noon, another man was shot in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. The 21-year-old was shot in the left thigh and taken in good condition to Christ Medical Center, police said.

Halloween’s first shooting happened just after 6 a.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 19-year-old man robbed two people at gunpoint of their cellphones, wallets and cash at a business in the 700 block of West 116th Place, police said. As the man was running away, he shot himself in the penis. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center, where he was taken into custody. Charges are pending.

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2 Dead, 21 wounded in Halloween Weekend Shootings in Chicago

(Fox32) A 16-year-old girl who was killed and a 3-year-old boy who was wounded were among 23 people shot, two fatally, in Chicago gun violence between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. At 6:57 p.m. Sunday, an acquaintance of the teenage girl, identified as Eshani Mayfield, was handling a gun inside a home in the 6600…

3-Year-Old Boy Shot in Drive By Shooting in Washington Park

(Sun Times Wire) A 3-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded early Sunday while traveling in the back seat of a car that came under fire in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. About 12:30 a.m., the westbound car stopped at a stop sign in the first block of East 60th Street when…

7 Wounded in Shootings on Friday in Chicago

(ABC) Seven people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. The latest attack happened at 4:28 a.m. Saturday when a person was shot in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. The male, whose exact age wasn’t known, was walking in the 2800-block of West Division when he was caught in the crossfire…

2 Dead, 12 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday in Chicago

(dnainfo) Two people were killed and 12 people were wounded in shootings in Chicago since Thursday morning, police said. In Brighton Park, two boys, ages 15 and 14, were shot Friday afternoon. The 15-year-old boy died, police said. Earlier, a 46-year-old man was fatally shot in Belmont Cragin, according to police. In nonfatal shootings: •…

2 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) The drive was only 15 minutes, but Kita Brown felt like it lasted much longer.

Her anguished boyfriend sped from 55th Street to the 9600 block of South Euclid Avenue in Jeffery Manor after he got a call early Thursday that his cousin was shot on the Far South Side street.

Slowed by stoplights, they tried to reach the shooting as quickly as possible. Her boyfriend was frantic and crying, she said.

The cousin, a 41-year-old man, was shot in the head, torso and buttocks about 2:10 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The man was in an alley when someone approached him and opened fire, according to police.

“This is pretty hard to watch,” said Brown, leaning on a tree in her pink Hello Kitty pajamas.

Investigators roped off the gangway between two brick houses. A path led behind the homes, where a car was parked on grass in a backyard.

Family members stood just outside the crime scene, hugging and crying as they watched investigators from a fence surrounding the backyard. They said he often parked in a backyard across the street from his home.

About two months earlier, the man was shot farther to the south, according to preliminary information from a law enforcement source.

The man’s wife sat on a chair on the stoop of their home across the street from the scene, rocking back and forth.

“He was a family man,” his relatives said. He also earned recognition for fixing cars around the neighborhood, they said.

The man was among two people killed and three wounded from Wednesday to early Thursday.

In an earlier homicide, a 19-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon near Washington Park on the South Side, according to Chicago police.

The teen was shot in the head around 2:15 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A woman at the scene asked an officer if the victim might be her son who was walking to catch a bus, but the officer said the teen was in a car with three other people.

Witnesses said he was sitting in a blue BMW when a car pulled up and someone inside fired.

“It weighs on me a lot,” said Rita Tabb, a woman who has lived in nearby Hyde Park for two years. “I feel like this area’s safe but you gotta watch your surroundings now.”
Tabb was meeting her 12-year-old daughter on the corner where the shooting happened. Tabb said she regularly meets her at the intersection. She attends Kozminski Community Academy a few blocks away.

Another passerby noted that tents for the UniverSoul Circus were set up a block away, drawing even more children to the area at the time of the attack.

“It kind of concerned me because you got the circus right there and it’s daylight,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified. “But it’s not even about it happening here. If you’re a target, you can be over by Obama. They don’t care about people out at circuses, kids at school. They just trying to get who they get and go on.”
In other shootings:

• Around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday on the Soutwest Side, a 19-year-old man was shot in the right leg in the 6300 block of South Lawler Avenue in the Chrysler Village neighborhood, police said. He was in good condition at Holy Cross Hospital. The teen was walking with a friend when someone shot at him from a dark-colored vehicle, police said.

• About 5:20 p.m. on the South Side, a 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head while handling a gun in the 7700 block of South Peoria Street in the Gresham neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was in serious condition.

• Around 3:15 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot while walking down the street in the Little Village neighborhood, police said. Two people approached the 18-year-old and one of them pulled a gun and fired at him in the 2200 block of South California Avenue, police said. The teen was struck in the buttocks and thigh, and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

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1 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Monday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) One person is dead and eight others were wounded in separate shootings across the city between Monday and early Tuesday, according to police. A male, whose exact age was not released, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after he was shot in the head and chest, police said. He was rushed to the hospital…

2 Dead, 26 Wounded in Weekend Shootings across Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Two men were killed and at least 26 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. The weekend’s latest killing happened at 8:34 p.m. Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found the man…

3 People Shot at a Taco Burrito King Restaurant in Greektown

(CBS) Three people were shot when a man opened fire during a fight early Saturday inside a Greektown restaurant. The three people were fighting at 4:21 a.m. inside a restaurant in the 800 block of West Jackson when one of them fired shots, according to Chicago Police. A 31-year-old man was shot in the chest…

13 Wounded in Shootings across Chicago on Friday

(ABC) At least 13 people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon. The weekend’s latest shooting happened Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Two men, ages 18 and 22, were shot at 11:17 a.m. in the 1300-block of South Millard, according to Chicago Police. The 18-year-old was shot…

3 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

(Chicago Tribune) Three men were shot dead and three other people were wounded in attacks in Chicago between Thursday morning and early Friday, including a 16-year-old boy grazed in the head, Chicago police said. Antonio Barrett, 30, was shot in the head about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, police said. He was on foot in the 1600…

9 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Nine people were injured in shootings Tuesday on Chicago’s South and West sides. The day’s latest shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the left hand near 37th and Hoyne, according to Chicago Police. The circumstances of the shooting…

9 Dead, 13 Wounded in Weekend Shootings across Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) A 64-year-old teacher killed by a stray bullet. A young mother slain on the front steps of her home. A grade school girl shot and critically wounded in the chest, apparently by accident. They were among the 22 people shot in Chicago over the weekend. Nine of them died. The latest gun violence…

2 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday across Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) The man, dead from a gunshot wound to the neck, remained in the silver SUV as police investigated the Southwest Side shooting early Thursday. A woman who lived nearby retrieved a pink blanket from her home and gave it to police. Officers draped it over the driver’s side window. Police say the man…

1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday across Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) A man was killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago. Officers responding to calls of shots fired about 8:30 p.m. found the 28-year-old man shot multiple times in the 100 block of South Western on the Near West Side, according to Chicago Police. He was…

1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) One man was killed and four others were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. The fatal shooting happened at 12:58 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side. Three men were sitting inside a vehicle in the 200 block of West 107th Street when another male walked up and fired…

Nearly 3,000 People Shot on the Bloody Streets of CHICAGO

(Chicago Tribune) Close to 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year, down from the violence of 2016 but still significantly higher than in other recent years, according to data kept by the Tribune. At least 2,958 people have been shot in the city this year, fewer than the 3,347 people shot…

3 Dead,7 Wounded in Columbus Day Shootings in Chicago

(Fox 32) Three men were killed and at least seven other people were wounded in shootings on Columbus Day in Chicago. A 46-year-old man was shot to death about 2:10 p.m. Monday in the South Shore neighborhood. He was standing outside in the back of a home in the 7300 block of South Dante when…