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Chicago Shootings

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 ...

South Side School Hustling Students Out The Door After Nearby Violence

Posted 09.13.2013 | Chicago

An elementary school on Chicago's South Side is warning students and staff to immediately leave school grounds after classes end each day on the heels...

Rahm Touts Police Foot Patrols, But Murder Rate Is Still High

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday his program to flood violent neighborhoods ...

2 Killed, More Than A Dozen Others Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago

Updated story More than a dozen people have been wounded in shootings citywide in Chicago Friday evening into early Sunday, including at least two ...

11-Year-Old Girl Shot On Front Steps Of Her Home

Posted 08.25.2013 | Chicago

A 11-year-old girl wounded in a shooting in Chicago's Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood was the youngest of at least 11 victims of gun violence over...

Man Dies 4 Days After Being Shot On Uptown 'Safe Passage' Route

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

One of the five people critically wounded Monday at a busy intersection located along a Chicago Public Schools-designated "Safe Passage" route in Chic...

Teen Charged With Shooting 7-Year-Old Held On $900K Bond

Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A judge has ordered a 15-year-old Chicago boy on $900,000 bond in the shooting 7-year-old Tyvion Jackson in the city's Garfield Park ...

5 Men Shot On 'Safe Passage' Route Outside Uptown Church

Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

Five men were shot early Monday evening in a drive-by shooting on a crime-plagued corner in Chicago's North Side Uptown neighborhood. The shooting ...

2 Killed, 11 Wounded In Overnight Shootings In Chicago

Posted 08.16.2013 | Chicago

Two men were killed and almost a dozen other people -- seven of them teenagers -- were wounded in shootings Thursday night into Friday citywide in Chi...

Teen Shot 7 Times Among 3 Wounded In Gang Crossfire

Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago teen was shot seven times following an award ceremony and championship game for a summer basketball league late Wednesday. The family of ...

Bond Denied For Man Who Confessed To Pastor After Safe Passage Route Homicide

Posted 08.15.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Bond was denied for a man who turned himself into police after a Saturday shooting that left one man dead and another injured along a...

Man Fatally Shot On 'Safe Passage' Route On South Side

Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago

A 54-year-old man was fatally shot early Saturday evening on a block that has been designated a "Safe Passage" route by Chicago Public Schools ahead o...

8 Wounded In Shootings Over 4 Hours Overnight Friday

Posted 08.09.2013 | Chicago

At least eight people were injured in just four hours of shootings in Chicago Thursday night into early Friday. The shootings were spread citywide,...

Man Charged In Murder Of Woman And Her 5-Year-Old Son

Posted 08.02.2013 | Chicago

An 18-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the June double-murder of a 5-year-old boy and his mother in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood....

4-Year-Old Girl Shot While Riding Scooter Outside Home

Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

A 4-year-old Chicago girl was shot in the stomach while playing outside Monday night, just days after family said they had celebrated her birthday. ...

Police Shoot, Kill Man Stabbing Ex-Wife With 'Foot-Long Butcher Knife'

Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

A man fatally shot by Chicago police while apparently stabbing his estranged wife was the lone fatality in a weekend that left 17 others wounded by gu...

'Let Us Live,' Chicago Youth Plead In Anti-Violence March

Posted 07.28.2013 | Chicago

Story by Josh McGhee and Quinn Ford, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — More than 200 people joined a South Side pastor Saturday afternoon to ma...

Hundreds Discuss Urban Violence At 'Emergency' Chicago Summit

Posted 07.27.2013 | Chicago

Hundreds gathered Friday at Chicago State University after members of the Congressional Black Caucus called an "emergency" national summit on urban vi...

16-Year-Old Girl Among 5 Shot Overnight

Posted 07.25.2013 | Chicago

At least five people were injured in shootings around Chicago Wednesday night, including a 16-year-old girl hit while sitting in the backseat of a car...

CPD's Dismal Murder Clearance Rate Shows Signs Of Improvement

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

It may be small consolation amid the summer uptick in homicides -- including six people killed over the most recent weekend -- but a new analysis show...

6 Dead, At Least 25 More Injured In Weekend Shootings

Posted 07.23.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Between Friday evening and early Monday, weekend shootings left six people dead and at least 25 more wounded across Chicago. Eugen...

54 People Were Shot Dead In Chicago During Zimmerman Trial

Posted 07.16.2013 | Chicago

While the nation was fixated on the trial of George Zimmerman, who Saturday was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many we...

5 Killed, 16 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Citywide

Posted 07.15.2013 | Chicago

Updated story At least 21 people were wounded, five of them fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago through Monday morning, just a week after comm...

Joseph Erbentraut

'It's All Inspired By Hadiya's Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.12.2013 | Chicago

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

Man Accused Of Shooting 7-Year-Old Boy On Fourth Of July

Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago

Chicago police have charged a man with shooting a 7-year-old boy who was enjoying a picnic with his family in a South Side park on the Fourth of July....