GUNS

Where are the Parents of these Kids with Guns?

When a 12 year old kid is arrested with a gun, you can’t blame the child. It’s the parents’ fault. The child police took into custody Tuesday night after finding him in a West Side alley with a handgun in his possession deserves our compassion. But more than that, he needs help — because his…

More Black Women are Arming Up with Guns for Self Defense

Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied. “Minority women are definitely increasing in numbers,” Rick Ector, a firearms instructor, said of attendees at his weekly course just outside of Detroit. “Women overall —…

Gun Shop Burglaries Helping Fuel Chicago Violence

To ring in the new year, Kevin Winford and Denis Joiner fired their stolen guns into the air. It was their bad luck that Chicago cops patrolling the South Side caught them in the act. Their foolish celebration on Jan. 1, 2012, allowed investigators to tie their two guns to a burglary spree in which…

Dozens of Guns Stolen from Oak Forest Gun Shop

Police are searching for three men who broke into a gun range in suburban Oak Forest Friday morning. Investigators say the thieves got into the Eagle Sports Range on 159th Street by breaking a window with a large cinder block. The stores surveillance system recorded the three black men taking guns and putting them in…

Guns Recovered in Two Evanston Traffic Stops

Police seized handguns in two separate traffic stops Friday night in north suburban Evanston. The first stop happened at 6:47 p.m. when officers saw that someone inside a westbound vehicle in the 2400 block of Oakton Street wasn’t wearing a seat belt, according to a statement from Evanston police. They stopped the vehicle in the…

Chicago Police find Rifle in Baby Stroller, Handgun in Diaper Bag

A woman was arrested after police said they found a loaded rifle wrapped in blankets in a stroller she was pushing, and a handgun with extra ammunition tucked into a diaper bag in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Police were monitoring cameras in the area of 45th and Wood streets because of gunfire there…

Chicago, Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Brokering Sale of 77 Illegal GUNS

A Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday to brokering the sale of more than 70 illegal guns. John Thomas, 33, who is also known as “Batman,” pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of dealing firearms without a license, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Thomas…

Train Robberies in Chicago Supply Gangs with GUNS

Chicago streets are marked with the remnants of gun violence. In a continuing look at how illegal guns are flowing into Chicago, WGN Investigates shows that modern day train robberies are bringing hundreds of guns to our city. The train robberies of the past are legendary, glorified in the movies. There are stories of shoot…

Chicago Gun Trafficker gets more than 5 Years in Federal Prison

A Chicago man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for illegally possessing and trafficking two dozen handguns, most of which were stolen from a train shipping firearms on the South Side in 2015. Warren Gates, 49, had 24 stolen firearms, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office. Seventeen…

The Trail of One Gun Across Chicago

This is story of a gun that was stolen from a legal gun owner in a south shore apartment in 2015. The Chicago Police Departments ballistics division traces the trail of the misery caused by this ONE gun across Chicago neighborhoods.
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Chicago Police Take Military Grade Weapons off the Streets in Ashburn Raid

On Monday the Chicago Police organized crime units seized 4 assault weapons in targeted raid in 1600 block of South Spaulding in the Ashburn neighborhood. The weapons confiscated are a Mac 11; Mac 10; AK47 & kel tech 9mm. These are all military grade weapons that are in the hands of Chicago street gangs. CPD…

One Gun Recovered in Chicago Responsible for, 2 deaths, 5 wounded

A Glock used in five shootings that killed two people sits at the Homan Square police facility June 9, 2016, in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune) The young woman arrived home to find a footprint still visible on her front door. Her South Shore apartment had been broken into, and the small safe…