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Chicago Shootings

Top Cop Calls War On Drugs 'Wholesale Failure'

Posted 05.24.2013 | Chicago

Story by Ted Cox, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: RIVER NORTH — Chicago's top cop called the U.S. war on drugs "a wholesale failure" Thursday and said ...

Teens Among 3 Killed, 8 Hurt In Overnight Gun Violence Citywide

Posted 05.18.2013 | Chicago

At least 11 people were wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago -- and three of the victims died. The first fatal shooting happened around 7:2...

College Student, Star Student-Athlete Fatally Shot On Summer Break

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

A college student and former star athlete -- in three sports -- when he was a student at Proviso East High School died Thursday after being shot in th...

13 Wounded, 2 Fatally In Overnight Gun Violence In Chicago

Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

Two people were killed and at least 11 others were wounded in overnight shootings citywide in Chicago. A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in...

Joseph Erbentraut

PHOTOS: 'Too Young To Die' Project Documents Chicago Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Two years ago, the names of towns like Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Colo. and Oak Creek, Wis. didn't sound all that different from anywhere else in the cou...

Relative Of Peace Activist Among 3 Dead, 11 Hurt In Weekend Violence

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

The relative of a long-time Englewood peace activist and an 82-year-old breast cancer survivor were among the three people killed and nearly dozen peo...

Accused Killer Of Columbia Student Served Just 10 Months Of 8 Year Sentence

Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The 26-year-old charged with the murder of 19-year-old Columbia College student Kevin Ambrose served just 10 months of an eight-year ...

Man Gunned Down On His Bike Among 10 Shot Overnight

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Ricky Robertson was riding his bike in Chicago's Washington Heights neighborhood on a warm Wednesday night when someone in a passing car opened fire a...

Police Fatally Shoot 16-Year-Old Firing At Pedestrians From Bike

Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago

Chicago police fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in the North Lawndale neighborhood early Sunday evening after the teen was allegedly firing on pedestria...

CPD Blows Through Two-Thirds Of Overtime Budget In 3 Months

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

With many Chicago police officers working extra hours as part of an initiative targeting some of the city's most violence-plagued neighborhoods, the e...

10-Year-Old Boy Shot While Standing On Sidewalk

Posted 05.02.2013 | Chicago

A 10-year-old Chicago boy is recovering after being shot as an innocent bystander on the West Side Wednesday night. Police tell ABC Chicago the sh...

3 Killed, At Least 17 Hurt In Overnight Shootings In Chicago

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story On Chicago's first day with temperatures in the 80s in seven months, at least 20 people were shot over a course of about 10 hours ove...

LISTEN: New Wyclef Jean Track Inspired By Chicago Violence

Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

Renowned recording artist Wyclef Jean this week released his latest track, a low-key, acoustic song inspired by a recent visit he made to Chicago. ...

1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Hyde Park Shooting

Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

One man was killed and another wounded early Tuesday in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Henry Atkins, 39, was standing in the hallway of an apart...

Man Dead After Humboldt Park Shooting, 13 More Hurt Over Weekend

Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago police have identified the man killed during a fight outside a Humboldt Park bar Sunday morning. Officials say 36-year-old...

April Homicide Rate Could Be City's Lowest In Years

Posted 04.27.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is on track to buck a nearly decade-long trend of hitting 100 homicides in the first four months of the year. It may be cold comfort for th...

Parolee With Sox Face Tattoo Charged In Wrigleyville Shooting

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

A man's distinctive tattoo — the Chicago White Sox logo, inked on his face — helped Chicago police identify and ultimately charge the 26-year-old ...

Gun Violence Leaves 3 Dead, 13 Injured In Chicago Since Friday

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

Another weekend of gun violence in Chicago has left three people dead and at least 13 injured in city-wide shootings since Friday. Donald Corneliu...

8 Hurt In Chicago Shootings Since Thursday Afternoon

Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

Eight people were injured in shootings between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning around Chicago, with no break from gun violence even amid yesterd...

25 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago, Homicides Down

Posted 04.02.2013 | Chicago

Twenty-five people were wounded in gun violence over the weekend in Chicago amid news that the city's homicide rate in March was down 69 percent from ...

African-American Males Facing Serious Challenges

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Leaders in the United States should take a serious look at trying to help young African-American males overcome adversity without falling victim to the many ills of society.

McCarthy Announces Police Foot Patrols Targeting High-Crime Areas

Posted 03.26.2013 | Chicago

While Chicago's top cop is crediting a new strategy of police swarming high-crime areas of the city with last month's decreased homicide rate, he hope...

Man Shot In Head After Dispute Over Double-Parked Car

Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago

Police say a dispute over a double-parked car prompted a man to shoot the car's driver in the head early Sunday in Chicago's Chicago Lawn neighborhood...

Slain 6-Month-Old's Funeral Draws A Large Crowd

Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Hundreds gathered at a Chicago church Tuesday morning as 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was laid to rest one week after she was fatally ...

Slain 6-Month-Old's Dad Released From Hospital, Working With Police

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

The father of slain Chicago 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was released from the hospital Thursday evening and reportedly headed straight for the police ...