Children Shot and Killed

Suspect in Custody in Murder of 9-year-old boy

(Fox) Chicago police announced Monday morning that a suspect is in custody in the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy who was playing on the Near North Side. CPD Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said they are working with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to file charges within the next two days. He credited…

9-year-old Janari Ricks Shot, Killed in Cabrini Green

(Sun Times Wire) A 9-year-old boy was killed in a shooting Friday near the former Cabrini-Green housing projects on the Near North Side, Chicago police said. About 6 p.m., the boy was in the 900 block of North Cambridge Avenue when he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. He was taken to…

Englewood Boy, 13, Fatally Shot while Playing with Gun

(Fox) A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday afternoon when a gun was accidentally discharged in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Deon Williams and his teenage friend were playing with a gun about 3 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen when it was fired, Chicago police and the Cook County medical…

Boy 11, Fatally Shot in the Head in East Chicago Park

(NWI TIMES) A Washington Elementary School fifth-grader died Sunday after being shot in the head when a fight broke out Saturday in the city’s Harbor section. Authorities have identified the boy as 11-year-old David L. Anderson. School City of East Chicago Superintendent Paige McNulty said grief counselors were available at the school Monday morning to…