Chicago Shootings

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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Driver Shot in Gang Related Shooting in East Garfield Park

A man was shot while driving early Friday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Another car, a blue four-door, pulled up alongside the 22-year-old about 1 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Van Buren, and someone inside it opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The man was hit in the…

Bloody Chicago, 10 Wounded in Shootings across the City

At least 10 people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday, including a pair of 15-year-old boys. Most recently, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg in an East Garfield Park drive-by shooting about 9:15 p.m. on the West Side. It happened in the 3100 block of West Jackson, and he was taken…

Man Shot While Sleeping in Roseland Neighborhood

A man was wounded when a bullet came through a window of a home where he was sleeping early Tuesday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 43-year-old was sleeping at 4:55 a.m. in the front room of a home in the 300 block of West 109th Street when a bullet entered…

Woman Wounded by Stray Bullet in Austin Neighborhood

A 40-year-old woman was wounded Tuesday afternoon in an Austin neighborhood shooting on the West Side. It happened just after 3 p.m. as the woman was driving west in the 1100 block of North Lawler and someone on foot opened fire, Chicago Police said. The victim was shot in the side and was taken to…

Bloody Chicago, Shootings in Marquette Park, Gage Park, 2 6 17

Maggio News Video, Bloody Chicago 2 Killed, 7 Wounded in City Shootings Monday.

Two people were shot to death inside a Southwest Side home and at least seven more were wounded in other attacks across Chicago on Monday.

The 33-year-old woman and a man thought to be between 20 and 30 were found dead about 7:30 a.m. in a Brighton Park home in the 2500 block of West 46th Street, according to Chicago Police. She had been shot in the torso, and he in the head. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released their names, and the circumstances were unknown.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 9 p.m. in Gage Park, where someone opened fire on a 19-year-old man walking in the 5800 block of South Campbell, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with a leg wound.

About 6 p.m. in West Pullman, a 16-year-old boy was walking with a 20-year-old man in the 12100 block of South Wentworth when a group of people got out of two cars and started shooting, hitting the teen in the arm and leg, and the man in the chest and face. They were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the man was in serious condition.

The boy had stabilized, police said.

Someone walked up and shot a 20-year-old man in the leg about 3:40 p.m. in Marquette Park’s 2400 block of West 71st Street, police said. He was in good condition at Christ Medical Center.

At 8:16 a.m., a drive-by shooting left a 25-year-old man in serious condition at Mount Sinai with gunshot wounds to the leg and back after the attack in the 1800 block of South Kildare, police said.

Monday’s first shooting happened shortly after midnight in Avalon Park on the South Side, where someone ran up and shot a woman and man, ages 39 and 40, who were sitting in a car in the 8200 block of South Blackstone. She was shot in the chest and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition; he was stabilized at Jackson Park Hospital with an arm wound, police said.

The Blackstone victims were among 22 people shot in Chicago over the weekend. At least 355 people have been shot across the city so far this year, leaving 58 dead.

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Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 19 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Three people were killed – including two 15-year-old boys – and 19 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago police. A 27-year-old man was killed in a shooting that also left and a woman wounded Sunday night in the Vittum Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side,…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 11 Wounded in Shootings Across the City

A man was shot to death and 11 others were wounded from Thursday to early Friday across Chicago. The fatal shooting happened in the Northwest Side’s Logan Square neighborhood and was one of four double shootings in an eight-hour period. A man, believed to be 20, was shot to death early Friday in a white…

Bloody Chicago, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday across the City

Eight people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded since late Wednesday morning in shootings in Chicago, according to police. In the Albany Park neighborhood, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the neck in the 3800 block of West Lawrence Avenue about 6:40 p.m., according to a police media notification. The boy was taken to…

Bloody Chicago, 1st Shooting and Last Shooting of January 2017

Maggio News covered the first shooting on new years eve and the last shooting murder of January 2017 last night. The stats for the month of January are a grim indication of what’s to come this year. So far, this year 53 people have been shot and killed and 257 have been wounded in shootings across the city.

Out of the 257-people wounded in Chicago seven were children aged 14 or younger.

The Chicago Police Department has taken 600 plus guns off the street. This a 60 percent increase compared to January 2016. The Department also claims gun arrests have more than doubled compared to January 2016.


Article/ Video by Vic Maggio