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Chicago Shootings

Man Critically Wounded In Magnificent Mile Shooting

Posted 06.22.2012 | Chicago

A man was critically wounded early Friday in a shooting police believe to be gang-related just off Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district. Ar...

McCarthy: 'There's Just Way Too Many Guns In This City'

Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department will be accepting guns at 23 churches across the city Saturday, no questions asked, in an effort to reduce the number of...

At Least 7 Killed, 35 Hurt In Weekend Shootings

Posted 06.18.2012 | Chicago

A teenage girl is among at least 7 killed and 35 hurt in shootings between Friday evening and early Monday morning in Chicago, as gun violence failed ...

Fatal Chicago Shootings Outnumber U.S. Troop Killings In War Zone

Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago deals with a surge of murders that, thus far this year, has outpaced that of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Chicago Police Department has ...

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot While Sitting On Porch

Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer is recovering from being shot in the legs while he sat, off-duty, on a porch Thursday evening on the city's South Side. Th...

Pregnant Teen Among 7 Shot Overnight Tuesday Amid Homicide Spike

Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

A pregnant teenager was among at least seven people shot, two of them fatally, in Chicago overnight Tuesday on the heels of a weekend where at least e...

At Least 8 Dead, 46 Hurt By Gun Violence Over Bloody, Hot Weekend

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

At least eight people died and at least 46 others were wounded in shootings over a hot, bloody weekend in Chicago. Joseph Briggs, 16, was the young...

16-Year-Old Fatally Shot While Standing On Family's Porch

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

A 16-year-old boy shot in the head while standing on the porch in front of his family's home Saturday evening and died early Sunday. Joseph Briggs,...

Chicago Police Trade Guns For Gift Cards At Turn-In Event

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

Usually when Chicago police officers confiscate firearms, they don't exchange them for prizes. But that's exactly what will happen on June 23, when th...

Teen Among 3 Dead, 29 Hurt In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

At least 29 people were wounded and three people -- including a 16-year-old boy -- were killed by gun violence during another bloody Chicago weekend. ...

Mayor, McCarthy Discuss Gang Strategy After Violent Weekend

Posted 05.29.2012 | Chicago

Following a bloody holiday weekend where gun violence claimed the lives of 11, including a 13-year-old boy, and wounded more than 40 others, Mayor Rah...

12-Year-Old Among 7 Killed, 22 Hurt In Weekend Shootings

Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

At least seven people -- including two youths, aged 12 and 14 -- were fatally shot over the weekend in Chicago while the NATO summit and the protests ...

With City's Murder Rate Still Soaring, Rahm Announces Strategy

Posted 05.15.2012 | Chicago

Facing criticism concerning Chicago's soaring homicide rate thus far this year, Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a new "wraparound" crime-fighting st...

Mothers Rally Against Violence During Another Bloody Weekend

Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

For more than 50 Chicago women who have lost children to violence rallied against the city's high crime rate in honor of Mother's Day Sunday. The d...

12-Year-Old Shot During Another Violent Weekend

Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago

UPDATE: Since this story was originally posted, at least 9 other people were shot in Chicago. WLS reports that the shootings continued through Sunday ...

Police Fatally Shoot 1 Robbery Suspect, Injure 2 Others

Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago police early Monday shot three men suspected in the attempted robbery of a electronics store in the city's Little Village neighborhood. The...

Police Witness, Chase Down Suspected Gunman In Fatal Shooting

Posted 04.19.2012 | Chicago

After a bloody weekend plagued by gun violence, shootings this week suggest that firearm access in Chicago remains a significant source of the city's ...

8 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 04.18.2012 | Chicago

Updated story At least eight people were killed and 15 hurt by gun violence over the weekend in Chicago. Darryl Davidson, 23, was dead early Sun...

Another Bloody Night: 3 Dead, 7 Wounded By Gun Violence

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

Three people were killed and seven others injured in shootings Friday evening into Saturday morning in Chicago, continuing what has already been a blo...

Two 7-Year-Olds Among 8 Wounded By Gun Violence Thursday

Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

A 7-year-old girl is among the eight wounded by gun violence, one of them fatally, Thursday evening into early Friday in Chicago. NBC Chicago repor...

Rahm Pushes For Tougher Gang Law To Fight Crime

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

As Chicago violence spikes, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the Illinois state legislature to advance a bill that would allow gang members to be hit ...

Jen Sabella

'Her Young Life Was Snuffed Out'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 04.07.2012 | Chicago

It was an unseasonably warm March night when 22-year-old Rekia Boyd was gunned down by an off-duty police officer in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood. ...

Wade Sports 'Praying For Darin' Message On Shoe

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

During Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade showed off a special addition to his uniform -- a tribute to his nephew,...

Elderly Man Who Shot Home Intruder Cleared Of Charges

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

The 81-year-old Chicago man who last week shot a teen who broke into his home was cleared Monday of the weapons charges he faced. Homer Wright was ...

Convicted Murderer Allegedly Killed 3 Men Over Jacket

Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man with a prior murder conviction on his record was charged Sunday in the shooting deaths of three men Tuesday evening. Curtis Davis, 40...