Chicago Shootings

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

After getting out of work late Tuesday, Terry Lowe planned to stop by a Roseland food and liquor store on the Far South Side. He was stopped by Chicago police tape surrounding the body of a 30-year-old man who had been shot to death near 100th Street and South Michigan Avenue. “Typical,” Lowe said as…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

One man was killed and eight others were wounded in separate attacks Monday, police said. A man was fatally shot about 8:15 p.m. Monday in or near the 900 block of East 132nd Street in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood, police said. Officers responded to the area for a call of shots fired and found the…

Bloody Chicago, 4 Dead, 25 Wounded in Weekend Holiday Shootings across the City

Maggio News covered multiple shootings over a 72, hour period over the Presidents Holiday Weekend here in Chicago. Due to the unseasonably warm weather more people were out and that means more were shot across the city. From Friday February 17th thru Sunday the 19th 4 people were shot and killed and 25 were wounded in shootings, these are just a few.
February 17th, 18th, 19th, 2017
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Bloody Chicago, 2 Killed, 8 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

Two people were killed and at least eight more, including a 13-year-old boy, were wounded in South and West side shootings to start the President’s Day holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. The latest killing happened about 4:30 a.m. in Back of the Yards, where officers responded to a call of a person shot in…

Bloody Chicago, 11 Killed, 11 Wounded in Shootings in 48 Hour Period

11 people have been killed and 11 wounded in shootings over a 48-hour period in Chicago from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning, Chicago police said. On Tuesday, a 30-year-old man was shot and killed in the North Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was a passenger in a vehicle when another vehicle approached and someone inside…

Bloody Chicago, 5 Killed, 4 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

At least five people were killed and four more were wounded in shootings Wednesday across the city, according to Chicago Police. Three of the deaths came by way of a mass shooting inside a Brighton Park neighborhood home on the Southwest Side. Just before 3 p.m., a gunman walked into the home in the 3900…

Governor Sending More State Police to Stop Chicago Expressway Shootings

Gov. Bruce Rauner Wednesday called on state lawmakers to expand the State Police and assign more troopers to patrol Chicago area expressways, where shootings rose in 2016. The 2017 spending plan proposed by Rauner includes funding for two new cadet classes, Rauner said in his budget speech delivered in Springfield. “Those officers will allow us…

Bloody Chicago, 5 Killed, 22 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

Five people were killed and at least 22 others — including two girls, ages 11 and 12 — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning. The two girls were both critically wounded in separate South Side shootings less than an hour apart Saturday night, according to Chicago Police. The…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Killed, 15 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

Three people were killed and at least 15 others – including two girls, ages 11 and 12 – have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago police. The two girls were both critically wounded in separate South Side shootings less than an hour apart Saturday night. The 11-year-old girl…

Chicago, Girl age, 11, Shot in the Head in Washington Park

An 11-year-old girl is fighting for her life tonight after being shot on Chicago’s South Side. It happened around 7:40PM in the 63 hundred block of South King Drive. That’s at the southern end of the Washington Park neighborhood. Investigators say the little girl was sitting in a parked car when shots were fired and…

UPDATE, Bloody Chicago, 2 Killed, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

UPDATE: Two people were killed and at least six more wounded in shootings across the city to start the weekend, according to Chicago Police. The more recent slaying happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday in an Austin neighborhood alley on the West Side, where officers responding to a shooting in the 100 block of North…

Security Guard Shoots Brick Throwing Man in Lawndale

A security guard shot and critically wounded a man outside a Lawndale neighborhood liquor store early Saturday on the West Side. About 1:30 a.m., the 27-year-old man threw a brick and a bottle at the 55-year-old man working security when they got into a fight outside the store in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt,…

Unarmed Man Shot by Amtrak Police Officer, Now Paralyzed

A Minnesota man who was shot by an Amtrak police officer on Wednesday is paralyzed and clinging to life at Stroger Hospital, his sister said Friday.

Chad Robertson has a bullet lodged near his spine after he was shot Wednesday while running from Amtrak officers about a block south of Union Station, said his sister, Nina Robertson.

Nina Robertson and her family’s lawyer both say Chad Robertson, a 25-year-old father of two, was unarmed. Authorities have not recovered a weapon from the scene.

Chad Robertson has been in and out of consciousness and is unable to move or feel anything below his shoulders, his sister said.

“He opened his eyes at the hospital, and the first thing he said to me was ‘Why did they shoot me? I didn’t do anything,’” said his sister, who rushed to Chicago with several family members Thursday. “When he found out about his condition from the doctors, he was heartbroken. He just said ‘the police ruined my life.’”

“Chad is a wonderful father,” Arterria Lipsey, Robertson’s fiancée, said at a news conference later in the day with Black Lives Matter activists. “He never did anything to nobody. He was just trying to come home.”

A law enforcement source has said the Amtrak officer opened fire while responding to a robbery — something Robertson’s sister and the family lawyer dispute. Police said money and narcotics were recovered at the scene.

Robertson had no criminal record and was unarmed, though he was carrying “an insignificant amount” of marijuana, said Dennis Hopson, the attorney representing Robertson and his family. Prosecutors have said the shooting was captured on surveillance video, Hopson said, though he had not yet seen the images.

Amtrak has said that an investigation into the shooting is being led by Chicago Police. The officers involved are currently on “administrative assignment” per Amtrak police policy, railway spokesman Marc Magliari said Friday.

Robertson, a construction worker, and a friend were returning from a wedding in Memphis aboard a Megabus — a trip that included an hour layover to change buses in Chicago, his sister said.

When they arrived in Chicago, the bus driver told Robertson and his friend they would not be able to go inside the Greyhound terminal to wait for their next bus, and suggested they go to Union Station to stay warm, Hopson said.

The woman and Robertson’s friend both have been interviewed by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, Hopson said, and were set to appear before a grand jury on Friday. A spokeswoman for the states attorney’s office did not immediately respond to questions.

“They went inside, they thought they’d be welcome, and two officers approached them and one of (the officers) was very aggressive and disrespectful,” Hopson said. “They exchanged words that I’m told were not pleasant, and they left.”

As the trio walked away from the station, they realized they had left their bags behind. Robertson and the woman walked on to look for someplace to wait out the layover, while Robertson’s friend went back for their luggage. As he left the station with the bags, the same two officers followed him, stopping the three travelers on the street near a restaurant, Hopson said.

“(The officer) told them ‘don’t go anywhere, put your hands up,’” Hopson said. The officer began searching the three, and when he reached his hands into Robertson’s pockets, Robertson ran.

“(The officer) yelled ‘If you don’t stop running, I’m going to shoot you,’ and Chad kept running,” Hopson said. The officer dropped down to his knee to take aim, then fired a shot and missed, Hopson said. The officer shouted another warning, then fired again as Robertson ran.

“They watched Chad go down,” Hopson said.

The bullet lodged in Robertson’s spine, and doctors are unable to remove it, Hopson said.

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