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Chicago Shootings

At Least 46 Shot Over The Weekend Citywide

Posted 08.27.2012 | Chicago

As summer begins to wind down heading into the Labor Day holiday, the United States' third-largest city experienced one of its most deadly weekends of...

Chicago's Top Cop: City's 'Treading Water' On Homicide

Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Saturday addressed the disturbingly high number of shootings in Chicago in recent days and continued to defend...

4 Killed, 13 Wounded In Shootings On Another Violent Night

Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago

Four people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in shootings Friday evening into Saturday in Chicago, continuing the trend of surging gun...

Homicides Hit A One-Day Record High Over The Weekend

Posted 08.21.2012 | Chicago

Six people were killed in Chicago on Saturday, tying Feb. 19 for the most homicides in one day since the beginning of 2012. Four of those victims w...

6 Dead, 36 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 08.20.2012 | Chicago

At least six people were killed and 36 others wounded in shootings over one of Chicago's most violent weekends in recent weeks. The shootings took ...

Is Enough Being Done About Surging Gun Violence In Chicago?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Chicago

As gun violence in Chicago continues to surge, HuffPost Live assembled a group of community activists and journalists to dig into the question of why ...

12-Year-Old Girl Shot While Doing Homework In Front Of Her Home

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

A 12-year-old girl doing homework on her front porch on Chicago's Southwest Side was shot in the leg Wednesday evening. Crystal Booker, an eighth g...

2 Teens Among 4 Killed In Overnight Gun Violence

Posted 08.03.2012 | Chicago

Four people, including two teenage males, were fatally shot over ten hours in Chicago on Thursday, on the heels of news that the city's soaring homici...

City Homicides Down In July, But Year Total Still Up Over 2011

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police announced Thursday that the city's homicide rate -- which has attracted international media attention -- saw its first monthly decline ...

Charges Filed In Basketball Standout's Slaying

Posted 08.02.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Police charged a 20-year-old man with the slaying of Michael Haynes, a former CPS basketball standout on the brink of a promising opp...

Former CPS Basketball Star Among 5 Killed In Overnight Shootings

Posted 07.27.2012 | Chicago

A former high school CPS basketball star was fatally shot Thursday evening while intervening in an altercation involving his friend. Michael Haynes...

6 Wounded, 2 Fatally, In Shootings Over 15 Minutes In Chicago

Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Fourteen people were wounded by gunfire overnight Tuesday, including two people who were fatally shot, in Chicago. Alixi Johnson, ...

2 Teens Killed In Separate South Side Shootings

Posted 07.20.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago teenagers were fatally shot Thursday evening into early Friday on the city's South Side. Nathaniel Gonzalez, 16, was gunned down in a d...

Teen 'Marked For Death' Charged In Girls' Shootings

Posted 07.14.2012 | Chicago

Updated story An 18-year-old Chicago man has been charged in connection with the shooting of two girls earlier this week, one day after he surrende...

Teen Shot For The Second Time Over One-Month Period

Posted 07.12.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago-area teen was shot in the leg Tuesday evening -- the second time she has been shot over a period of less than a month on the same street. ...

2 Girls, 12 And 13, Wounded In Drive-By Shooting

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

Two young girls were caught in crossfire around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday on Chicago's Far South Side, sending both to the hospital. The girls, aged 12 and...

City Targets Businesses That Harbor Crime As Gun Violence Continues

Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

Following a weekend where 20 people were shot, none fatally, in Chicago, the city announced the names of 37 "problem" businesses that they say help br...

5 Killed, 21 Wounded In Shootings Overnight Thursday

Posted 07.05.2012 | Chicago

Five people were killed and at least 21 wounded in shootings in Chicago in the midst of the mid-week Fourth of July holiday Wednesday into early Thurs...

15 Hurt In Shootings Over 6 Hours Ahead Of Holiday

Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago

Fifteen people were shot Tuesday evening in Chicago over a six-hour period on the eve of the mid-week Fourth of July holiday. A 10-year-old girl wh...

3-Year-Old Among At Least 17 Hurt, 9 Killed In Weekend Shootings

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

At least 26 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot over another hot weekend in Chicago, nine of them fatally. The 3-year-old child was shot ...

No Bond For Man Charged In Slaying Of 7-Year-Old Selling Candy

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A 26-year-old Chicago man police say is a gang member was charged and ordered held without bond Sunday in the slaying of a 7-year-old...

7-Year-Old Fatally Shot While Selling Snow Cones On City's West Side

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl was fatally shot Wednesday evening outside her family's home on Chicago's West Side. Heaven Sutton was playing with friends and h...

Number Of CPS Students Shot This School Year Highest Since 2008

Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago

While fatalities from gun violence are down this year among Chicago Public School students, the number of young people shot during the 2011-12 academi...

Teen Among 4 Fatally Shot, Dozens Hurt Over Weekend

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

A 13-year-old boy fatally shot in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood early Sunday was one of two teens fatally shot over a Chicago weekend where four we...

14-Year-Old Fatally Shot, 13 Wounded In Overnight Violence

Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago

Twenty four hours before the Chicago Police Department launched a day-long gun exchange program, a 14-year-old boy was shot and 13 others were wounded...