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Chicago Homicides

36 People Shot In 36 Hours In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.14.2014 | Crime

A 17-year-old girl killed Friday afternoon was among at least 36 people wounded in gun violence over the weekend in Chicago. Gakirah Barnes, 17, wa...

16-Year-Old Fatally Shot Outside Chicago Church

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.07.2014 | Black Voices

A high school sophomore gunned down outside a church was among more than two dozen people hurt in weekend gun violence in Chicago. Michael Flournoy...

How Anti-Gang Efforts Are Impacting Chicago Violence

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs sunk to perhaps its lowest point when Michelle Obama came home for the...

Chicago Homicides Down 50 Percent In January -- But Can The Trend Last?

Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

Chicago police say 2014 has gotten off to a markedly less bloody start than recent years in the Windy City, though they admit that the historic deep f...

CPD Solved Higher Percentage Of Murders In 2013

Posted 01.24.2014 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: In 2013, the Chicago Police Department did a better job of catching killers. A retooled homicide...

Police: Chicago's Homicide Rate Dips Drastically In 2013

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500, the city's Police Department said Wednesday that in 201...

4 Killed, 17 Hurt In Weekend Shootings Citywide In Chicago

Posted 12.23.2013 | Chicago

Four men were killed and at least 17 other people wounded in shootings over the first weekend of winter citywide in Chicago. In the most recent fat...

Blues Musician Among 5 Men Killed In Thursday Shootings Citywide

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

A familiar face to those who follow Chicago's blues scene has been identified as one of the latest victims of gun violence in the city. Eric "Guita...

2 Killed, 6 Wounded Friday Night Into Early Saturday Amid Snowy Weather

Posted 12.14.2013 | Chicago

Even though a winter storm system that could bring up to 6 inches of snowfall rolled into the city Friday night, the snowy weather failed to deter at ...

Man Fatally Shot By Armed Store Clerk During Attempted Robbery

Posted 12.12.2013 | Chicago

A man fatally shot exchanging gunfire with an armed store clerk during an attempted robbery at a South Side cell phone store was among three people ki...

1 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings Saturday Night, Sunday

Posted 12.08.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demerest, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago One person was killed and at least eight wounded in shootings Saturday night and Sunday. A ...

Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 6 Hurt Since Friday Evening

Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago

Story by Quinn Ford, via DNAinfo Chicago SOUTH DEERING — One man was killed and six others were wounded in shootings across the South and West si...

Naperville Man Charged In McDonald's Parking Lot Slaying On North Side

Posted 11.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A Naperville man has been charged in Monday's fatal shooting in the North Side Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Square where a man was...

Remembering Slain Pro Boxer From Chicago

Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago

Days after his murder in a gangway on the South Side of Chicago, former professional boxer Michael Walker is being remembered for his grace both in an...

Grandfather Fatally Shot On His Way To Job Of 30 Years

Posted 11.14.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago family is devastated and looking for answers after their loved one, a 53-year-old grandfather, was shot and killed Tuesday night while walki...

UPDATE: Person Of Interst Questioned In Shooting Of 6-Year-Old Boy

Posted 11.08.2013 | Chicago

In what's tragically become a now-familiar report, another young child has been critically injured in Chicago gun violence. The latest victim is 6...

Woman Found With Throat Slit, 4 More Dead In Weekend Homicides

Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago

Weekend violence left at least four people dead from a range of crimes, including a 31-year-old woman who was found dead after what police believe was...

Paintball Gun Prankster Injured When Target With Real Gun Fires Back

Posted 11.01.2013 | Chicago

Two men are dead at at least seven other people, including a 15-year-old girl and a man firing a paintball gun, were wounded overnight in Halloween sh...

Police Discover 2 Dead In Separate Incidents Overnight

Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

Two men are dead after separate shooting incidents on Chicago's West and Northwest sides. The most recent shooting happened Tuesday morning in the ...

Police: Tourist Fatally Shot After Asking For Directions In Chicago

Posted 10.18.2013 | Chicago

An Arkansas man visiting Chicago was shot to death early Thursday after he and his cousin reportedly stopped to ask for directions. Police say 55-...

Teen Boy Among 3 Slain In South Shore Shooting

Posted 10.11.2013 | Chicago

Four people are dead and at least four more were injured in Chicago shootings Wednesday night. Abdullah Trull, 16, was standing in a courtyard in ...

1 Dead, 15 More Wounded In Shootings Since Friday

Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Chicago Saturday while 15 others were injured by gunfire across the city between Friday and early Sunday. ...

4 Killed, Over A Dozen Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Just days after 13 people were wounded in a park on Chicago's Southwest Side, shining a national spotlight on gun violence in the Win...

Why Chicago Isn't The 'Murder Capital' Of The United States

Posted 09.19.2013 | Chicago

While the majority of cities had goose eggs for murder counts in the FBI's newly-released crime statistics for 2012, Chicago stood out with the unfavo...

67-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot At Washington Park Bus Stop

Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago

A 67-year-old man described as a "pillar" of the South Side Chicago community where he lived was fatally shot Tuesday morning while he stood at a CTA ...