1 Man Killed, 2 Wounded in Shootings Tuesday

(Sun Times Wire) One person was killed and two more wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago. Just before 6 p.m., a man was shot and killed in Garfield Park on the West Side. He was standing on the front steps of a residence in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway when a car pulled…

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Bails Out of Chicago’s Mayoral Election

(FOX) Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he will not seek re-election in the 2019 Chicago mayoral race in an unscheduled announcement on Tuesday. More than a dozen candidates have announced their campaigns for mayor, including former CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and Lori Lightfoot, president of the Chicago Police Board.…

Man, Woman Shot in the North Austin Neighborhood

Maggio News, Bloody Chicago Video: A man and a woman were shot standing on the sidewalk on the 1600 block of Mason in the North Austin neighborhood. A shooter fired at the two from across the street, striking the man in the head and the woman in the foot, the pair then jumped into their SUV and tried to flee the scene only to end up crashing into a parked vehicle at the end of the block. The 22-year-old man was taken to Loyola in serious condition, and the 20-year-old woman was taken to Loyola in stable condition. Area North detectives are investigating. And the shooter is still at large. This shooting was a sign of violence that was to come.

Spring in Chicago: 6 Killed, 32 Wounded in Weekend Shootings, May 18,19, 20, 2018

Bloody Chicago Video: From May 18th,19 th,20th of 2018. 6 people were killed and 32 were wounded in shootings this weekend, now last week in Chicago 60 were shot, 10 were killed and 50 were wounded in shootings the total amount of homicides was 13, and once again Chicago turns out war zone stats.

Maggio News would like to extend our condolences to the families of the 8 kids and 2 teachers that lost their lives in the attack at Santa Fe High School earlier this week, and would also like to extend our condolences to the families that lost family members on the streets of Chicago!!!!!

Maggio News signing off.

Bloody Chicago, 5 Wounded in Shootings Monday

Five people were wounded in separate shootings Monday across Chicago. The day’s latest incident happened about 8 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4700 block of West Lake Street, according to Chicago Police. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Details…

Boy, 13 Shoots Girl, 12 on Facebook Live While Playing with a Shotgun

This is the horrifying moment a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot dead a 12-year-old girl on Facebook Live while playing with a shotgun.

The children were playing with friends in a house in Santa Rosa de Calchines, in Argentina’s Santa Fe province when the tragedy happened.

Footage captured by one of the youngsters in the room shows the boy pointing his father’s gun at the girl, named locally as Georgina Magalí Vega. Believing it to be unloaded, he can be seen pulling the trigger a number of times.

But seconds later, and with the camera pointing away, the harrowing video captures the sound of a shot. It later emerged that Georgina had been killed instantly when the weapon was fired.

According to local reports, the horrifying incident unfolded on Facebook Live in the middle of the afternoon.

At the beginning of the clip, the boy can be heard saying ‘Look at this. A shell. I load it and I shoot you but you don’t die.

Georgina then jokingly replies: ‘Do you see blood or something?’

Moments later the shotgun is fired before the boy and two other friends start screaming ‘Georgi’ repeatedly.

A girl asks ‘what have you done?’ before another child says ‘her parents are going to kill us.’

In panic, the children then run out of the house.

Georgina is believed to have been the only daughter of a man in Santa Rosa de Calchines.

Argentinian media say the gun belonged to the boy’s father and that it was not unusual for people to own guns in the town, which is near a popular hunting area.

Police have launched an investigation, but they are working on the theory that the death was a tragic accident.

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Girl, 13, Dies After Drowning at North Side Beach

A 13 year old girl died after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Rogers Park Beach on Tuesday, officials said. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the girl was underwater for at least 45 minutes and was taken by paramedics to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in “extremely critical condition.” He later said she…

Bloody Chicago, 4 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

At least four people were shot in separate attacks on Thursday in Chicago. The two latest shootings happened on the South Side. About 10:30 p.m. in the Gresham neighborhood, a 58-year-old man got into an argument in the lobby of an apartment building in the 8200 block of South Ada with someone who shot him…

Chance the Rapper Throws $1Million Dollars Down CPS Rat Hole

The donation was a nice gesture Chance, unfortunately you just threw a million dollars down a proven rat hole that has a decades long history of mismanaging funds. You would have been better off piling the money up in your back yard and burning it, at least then you would have gotten warmth from your…

Dan Ryan Shooting Suspect Accidently Released Captured in Georgia

A man charged with murder for a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway in 2012 – who was mistakenly released last week – has been apprehended. U.S. Marshals captured Garrett Glover just before 11 p.m. Friday, as he slept on the floor in the apartment of a relative’s girlfriend in Lithonia, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb,…

Blue Island Swat Standoff Ends with Seven Arrests

Seven people are in custody after an hours-long standoff in south suburban Blue Island. SWAT teams swarmed the home in the 2200-block of 119th Place just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The barricade situation ended several hours later. The Daily Southtown reports a man who tried to drive around a car parked in the alley was…

Amtrak Cop Charged with First Degree Murder

An Amtrak police officer just 18 months on the job was charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting an unarmed man fleeing after being stopped over his suspected possession of marijuana, Cook County prosecutors said Friday. The officer, LaRoyce Tankson, unholstered his service weapon, “assumed a crouched firing stance” and fired once as the victim…

Video: Gang Member Accused of Shooting Takiya Holmes Beaten at Cook County Courthouse

The 19-year-old man charged with firing the stray bullet that struck and killed 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was beaten by a Cook County Jail inmate while awaiting his bond hearing at a county courthouse.

The beating was captured on video and released Thursday by the Cook County sheriff’s office.

The surveillance video captured an inmate approaching a dozing Antwan Jones while he was handcuffed to a chair in street clothes before his bond hearing Wednesday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on murder charges in Holmes’ shooting death.

The inmate, identified by the sheriff’s office as 24-year-old Renard Williams, walked up to Jones and struck him with a right-handed punch to his head. Williams was able to land several other punches before he was grabbed by a sheriff’s employee and pulled away.

Williams was unrestrained at the time because he was being brought back into the room after appearing in court for a status hearing on murder charges in a fatal shooting in June last year, according to Cara Smith, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

Smith said it was common for inmates to be without restraints as they are taken out of court, and that the attack happened before he could be restrained again.

Williams has been in custody at the jail since August 2016, when he was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, domestic battery and other charges, according to Chicago Police. While in custody, he was charged with first-degree murder in January in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Antoine Randle on June 14, 2016 in the Austin neighborhood.

Jones declined to press charges against Williams in the attack, which is also common, Smith said. Williams was issued a disciplinary ticket for the attack, but has been “a challenging detainee” since he was housed at the jail in August. Williams has had a number of disciplinary violations at the jail, including indecent exposure, fighting and noncompliance with officers’ orders.

Takiya Holmes was in the back seat of her family’s mini van when shots rang out Saturday night in the 6500 block of South King Drive. Her mother and aunt, who were in the front seats, turned to check on Takiya and her 3-year-old brother and found the girl was shot in her right temple. She was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Jones, a member of the Black Disciples, fired multiple times with a semi-automatic handgun after he and several other gang members went to confront people selling marijuana in their territory at the Parkway Gardens apartment complex.

Jones turned himself in after he was identified by witnesses as the shooter, police said.

Jones was ordered held without bail by Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on Wednesday. He is held at the Cook County Jail in protective custody, which Smith said was standard for high-profile cases.

Williams remains in the maximum security Division 9 section of the jail, Smith said.

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Crosses Representing Homicide Victims Placed in Englewood Empty Lot

Greg Zanis has been building wooden crosses to commemorate the tragic loss of lives for more than 20 years. His crosses were at Columbine High School, the Boston Marathon bombing and, more recently, at the Orlando nightclub shooting. On Sunday, Zanis, 66, a retired carpenter from Aurora, erected nearly 40 crosses in a grassy lot…