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Chicago Shootings

Chicago Teen In Anti-Violence Video Critically Wounded In Shooting

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.27.2016 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago teenager who appeared in an award-winning anti-violence video was in critical condition in a hospital on Sunday after he...

Images Appear To Show Police Viewing The Now-Missing Laquan McDonald Video

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

Nearly an hour and a half of surveillance footage from the night of Laquan McDonald's death is missing from the security system at a Chicago Burger Ki...

How This Journalist Got The Laquan McDonald Video Released

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices

Over a year after 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was fatally gunned down, officials were finally forced to hand over the dashboard camera video footage d...

Little Boy Among 10 Dead, 54 Wounded In Chicago Violence

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.06.2015 | Crime

Gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend left 10 dead and 54 others wounded across the city. Amari Brown, a 7-year-old boy on Chicago...

44 Injured, 12 Killed In Chicago Shootings During Memorial Day Weekend

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.26.2015 | Crime

Gun violence ripped through Chicago this Memorial Day weekend as more than 50 people were shot, leading to a dozen deaths. Among those caught in t...

13-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Chicago After Facebook Fight, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.09.2015 | Crime

Chicago parents are mourning the death of their 13-year-old son after he was shot Sunday night, allegedly as the result of a confrontation between his...

Kim Bellware

How To Slow Down Shootings In A City Plagued By Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.12.2015 | Crime

In a city like Chicago, which regularly grapples with gun violence, street shootings are often referred to as "senseless" or "random"; the violence it...

Homicides Drop, But Shootings Rise As Chicago Still Struggles With Guns And Violence

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

Though Chicago is ending 2014 with its lowest number of homicides since 1965, a look at the broader picture of gun violence in the Windy City tells a ...

Americans Are Totally Wrong About Which U.S. City Is Most Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.25.2014 | Crime

A new poll found that over half of Americans think Chicago is more dangerous than any other large U.S. city. But their perception does not match the r...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...