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Chicago Shootings

Relative Of Slain Teen: 'I'm So, So Angry At The World Right Now'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

A 16-year-old girl who was dedicated to her schoolwork and wanted to work in forensic science was among the seven people killed in shootings across Ch...

Organizer Of Parade Where 2 Teens Were Shot Faults Media For Coverage

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

The organizer of one of Chicago's most popular annual parades -- and the nation's largest African-American parade -- is lashing out after a shooting w...

Joseph Erbentraut

This Is What It's Like To Lose Your Own Child To Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

On May 10, 2007, Annette Nance-Holt lost her only child, 16-year-old Blair, when a gang member opened fire on the Chicago bus he was riding. Blair dov...

Fifth-Graders In Chicago Write To Newspaper: 'You Don't Really Know Us'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

A group of fifth-graders came together to write an op-ed published last week in The Chicago Tribune in an effort to combat "the constant negative publ...

Man Fatally Shot Outside Lollapalooza After Party

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

A 32-year-old man was gunned down early Sunday outside an unofficial Lollapalooza after party at a nightclub in downtown Chicago. According to DNAi...

Deadly Shooting Takes Place In Downtown Chicago Office Building

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.31.2014 | Crime

Shots were fired in a downtown Chicago office building on Thursday morning. The shooting occurred around 9:50 am on the 17th floor of a technology ...

Arrest Made In Stray Bullet Killing Of 11-Year-Old Girl

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at ...

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Su...

11-Year-Old Killed By Stray Bullet At Sleepover, No Arrests Yet

AP | Posted 07.20.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Police say they haven't arrested anyone yet in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet while at a fr...

Feds Sending More Support To Combat Chicago Violence

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are sending more agents to Chicago to help the police department fight violence after the city experienced a bloody...

Twitter Says #FixingChicago Doesn't Require The National Guard

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.10.2014 | Black Voices

Gun violence in Chicago left over a dozen people dead and more than 60 others wounded over the Fourth of July weekend. Amid now-familiar calls to brin...

Jesse Jackson: Chicago Needs A 'Reconstruction Plan'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices

Amid reports of yet another young life lost to gun violence in Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the surge of shootings in the city over the Four...

What It's Like To Cover 82 Shootings In 4 Days

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.21.2014 | Media

Two Chicago Tribune staffers spent the 4th of July weekend with a close-up view of Chicago's escalating gun violence. Tribune reporter Peter Nicke...

Gun Laws Blamed For Chicago's Weekend Shooting Surge

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

After a violent holiday weekend during which 11 people were killed and more than 60 others were wounded in shootings -- two of the deaths and five of ...

Chicago's Bloody July 4th Weekend

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime

The July 4th weekend is always filled with the loud booms of fireworks. But in Chicago, residents may be just as likely to hear the bangs of gunfire. ...

Shootings Up -- But Homicides Down -- In Chicago

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.31.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of homicides in Chicago fell during the first half of the year compared with the same period last year, but the total numb...

14-Year-Old's Slaying Latest Example Of Chicago's 'Cycle Of Violence'

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — When a 14-year-old Chicago girl was arrested on charges that she shot and killed another 14-year-old Chicago girl, much of the attent...

Slain Special Ed Teacher Another Innocent Victim Of Chicago's Gun Violence

Posted 06.02.2014 | Crime

A Chicago school community is devastated after a special ed teacher was killed while stopping in at her second job at a real estate office Thursday ni...

Teen Girl Killed, Another Injured In Chicago Shooting

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 14-year-old girl was shot to death and another girl wounded when an altercation broke out on a sidewalk. Police...

Chicago Woman Gunned Down After Anti-Violence Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices

A 32-year-old woman heading home from an anti-violence fundraiser she helped organize was among five people killed and at least 35 others wounded in g...

Shootings in Chicago

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.23.2014 | Chicago
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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...

Youth Lighting the Way in Chicago

Katie Sewell | Posted 06.01.2014 | Chicago
Katie Sewell

In the face of violence and fear, when dignity is on the line, it's standing up together that makes a difference.

Teen Fatally Shot In McDonald's Parking Lot, 3 Others Wounded

Posted 02.06.2014 | Crime

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot and three other teens were wounded after a masked gunman opened fire at a McDonald's parking lot on Chicago's North...