Chicago Shootings

Bloody Chicago 2 dead, 10 injured in City Shootings, Monday

Two men were killed and 10 others were wounded Monday into Tuesday morning in separate shootings, police said. The most recent homicide happened at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday while a 29-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 200 block of South Western Avenue in the Near West Side neighborhood, Chicago police said. The vehicle the…

Bloody Chicago, Friday Shootings Leave 12 wounded

At least 12 people have been wounded, two critically, in shootings since early Friday morning.

About 2 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in South Austin. He got himself to West Suburban Medical Center in good condition after being shot in the 800 block of North Latrobe Avenue.

At 1:40 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in Wicker Park. He got himself to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the foot after being shot in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, police said. He told investigators he was on the street when someone shot him from a passing black vehicle. He was listed in good condition.

At 1 a.m., two women were shot in the 4800 block of South State Street, police said. The women, ages 38 and 35, were on the street when someone fired shots from a white van. The older woman was grazed in the hip and the younger woman was shot in the left side of her abdomen. Both went to Stroger Hospital and their conditions were stabilized.

At 12:40 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in Gresham. He got himself to the Gresham Police District headquarters at 7808 S. Halsted St. with gunshot wounds to both arms and legs after being shot in the 8100 block of South Laflin Street. He was taken from the police station to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.

At 12:30 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the Fernwood neighborhood. He was in a vehicle in the 10100 block of South State Street when he began to struggle with another male, who shot him in the right thigh. He went to Roseland Community Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

At 11:05 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was shot in Englewood. He got himself to University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the buttocks and told investigators he was exiting a residence in the 5900 block of South Halsted Street when someone shot him.

About 9:55 p.m., a 32-year-old woman was shot in West Englewood. She was standing in the 6700 block of South Hermitage Avenue when she heard gunfire and realized she was shot in the right leg and left hip. She went to Advocate Christ Medical Center and her condition was stabilized. Continue Reading

Maggio News noticed higher than normal police presence in the three major problem areas across the city. I believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel was a little embarrassed. After the former Irish president addressed the issue of shootings and killings before a stunned Chicago City Council meeting Wednesday. I believe the mayor put the hammer down and that is why the police were swarming like bees all over these high crime neighborhoods last night.

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Mom Shot Protecting Children from Gunfire, Daughter also Wounded

A mother shielding her children from a mob that had gathered outside her house was shot in the neck and one of her daughters shot in the torso Thursday night in the Burnside neighborhood. The two were among at least six shot, one fatally, since Thursday morning. The 41-year-old mother and her 19-year-old daughter were…

Chicago Shootings Saturday 4 dead, 16 wounded

Four men were killed and at least 16 other people were wounded in Chicago shootings since Saturday morning, officials said. The most recent fatal shooting was at 2:35 a.m. Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, where a 19-year-old man was shot while driving in the 3900 block of South Campbell Avenue. He was driving north…

Shootings Are Leaving a Chilling Effect on the Children of Chicago

If you’re a kid in certain neighborhoods of Chicago, you walk to school along streets marked with signs that say “Safe Passage.” The fact that the signs are there to tell you that you’re safe may remind you that you’re not. If you’re a kid in certain Chicago neighborhoods, you’re likely to know someone who…

Chicago Shootings Friday, 1 dead, 8 wounded

A Person was killed and at least eight others have been wounded since Friday afternoon in shootings across Chicago, police said. The fatal shooting occurred at 11:30 p.m. Friday, when someone was killed in Humboldt Park. Police in the area witnessed a shooting near the intersection of Division Street and Maplewood Avenue; shortly afterward, a…

Labor Day Shootings 13 dead 65 shot on the Bloody Streets of Chicago

Thirteen people were shot to death in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend, the city claimed its 500th homicide of the year, and Thirty-one of the 65 people shot over the long weekend were shot between 6 a.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday. Nine of the fatal shootings occurred over that period.

The Labor Day weekend was the deadliest of the three holiday weekends this summer. The Memorial Day weekend saw 69 shot, six of them fatally, and the Fourth of July weekend recorded 66 shot, five of them fatal. We far surpassed Labor Day statistics for 2015 when Eight people were killed and at 46 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago. Maggio News signing off from the Bloody streets of Chicago.

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Man and Woman Shot Sitting in Car in the Homan Square Neighborhood

A man and a woman were wounded in a shooting late Monday in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side.

They were sitting in a parked car at 11:09 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Flournoy when someone came out of the shadows and started shooting at the couple, multiple shots were fired at the blue Chevy Camaro they were sitting in.

The 36-year-old woman was shot in the right arm and back, while the 39-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the neck, police said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

The crowd became very hard to control so officers called in extra CPD units and state police were also there to assist in keeping the peace. This was fast becoming a situation that was quickly getting out of control, after about ten minutes’ police were able to calm the situation, but only after both victims were removed from the car and taken away by ambulance.

Area north detectives are investigating this shooting; the shooter or shooters are still at large.

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Labor Day Holiday in Chicago 3 dead, 9 wounded in shootings

Shootings on the South and West sides Sunday afternoon into the evening left at least three people dead and nine others wounded, Chicago police said. About 10:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The boy was standing in the 7800 block of…

Labor Day Holiday in Chicago 1 dead, 9 wounded in shootings

A 32-year-old man who was killed in an Archer Heights alley early Sunday, the first homicide of the Labor Day weekend in Chicago, has been identified. He was with a 22-year-old man in the 4800 block of South Kildare Avenue when someone fired shots at them, police said. The older man, Juan Pita-Rosas, of the…

Labor Day Holiday in Chicago ONLY 10 Wounded in Shootings

Ten people have been wounded in separate shootings since Friday night on the South and West sides, police said.

The most recent shooting left a 24-year-old man with a leg wound in the Austin neighborhood, police said. He had been shot in the 5000 block of West Adams Street about 4:15 a.m. and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition had stabilized. He told police he “heard shots and felt pain.”

Four people were shot in the 100 block of North Seeley in the West Town neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. A 21-year-old man was hit in the right ankle, a 34-year-old man in both legs, a 36-year-old man in the right leg and a 39-year-old man in the right leg. All four are “uncooperative,” police said.

Officers found a crime scene in the neighborhood just east of Damen Avenue and while they were arriving there, officers at Stroger Hospital asked for more cars because of a “free-for-all” fight that broke out in the parking lot.

A couple dozen slapped at each other, yelled and then walked away as police tried to clear the Stroger parking lot. One woman yelled that two men had died as she walked through the emergency room driveway. A boy who pounded on a car parked on Ogden Avenue skipped away and then walked fast from a sergeant who followed from a distance of about ten feet until the boy made it to Damen.

A scuffle broke out an hour later, again at the entrance to the emergency room, and officers cleared the lot.

Someone shot a 20-year-old man in the hand in the West Englewood neighborhood about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. He was outside in the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue when someone fired at him from a passing white Pontiac, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and is in good condition.

Two women were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 2 a.m. A 26-year-old woman was left in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her back and a 31-year-old was grazed and is in good condition, police said. They were outside in the 4700 block of South Laflin Avenue when someone started shooting from a passing gray minivan. The 26-year-old is at Stroger Hospital and the older woman refused medical attention. The shooting likely is related to a gang conflict between the Latin Saints, who claim territory northwest of the shooting scene, and the La Raza street gang, located to the south. Police at the scene located more than ten shell casings from a rifle in the intersection of 47th and Laflin.

A 29-year-old man was left in critical condition after a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting Friday night about 9:20 p.m. Police said the shooting happened near the corner of Monticello Avenue and Thomas Street. Someone in a Cadillac SUV fired toward his car.

The 29-year-old apparently fled while being chased – his vehicle was rammed by the same vehicle that the shots came from and he crashed into another car in the 3100 block of West Augusta Boulevard, about a mile away from the shooting. The man shot is in critical condition but other injuries from the car crash are not considered life-threatening, according to police.

About 9 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the South Austin neighborhood. He was in the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue when a vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots. The teen was shot in the back and elbow. He got himself to West Suburban Medical Center and was listed in good condition.

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Bloody Chicago, Wednesday 2 Dead 9 Wounded in Shootings

Two people were killed and at least nine others wounded in Wednesday shootings in Chicago, police said. A 33-year-old man was standing outside a home at 2:12 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Rockwell when a person walked up to him and shot him in the head and chest, according to police. He was…

Bloody Chicago Tuesday Shootings 1 dead 17 wounded

A man was killed and at least 17 others have been wounded during separate shootings across the city, police said. Around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, a 20-year-old man was shot to death and an 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood, police said. The two men were standing on the sidewalk in…

Monday 2 dead, 12 wounded in Shootings across Chicago

Two people were killed and at least 12 others were wounded in shootings Monday across the city’s South and West sides. The most recent homicide happened about 5:15 p.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Raheem Gray, 34, was in the 3600 block of West 13th Street when another male walked up…