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Chicago Summer Violence

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...

17-Year-Old Boy Killed During Drive-By Shooting

Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago

A 17-year-old Chicago boy has died after he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in Washington Park, police say. According to authoriti...

3 Dead And At Least 12 Injured In Shootings Since Saturday Night

Posted 08.18.2013 | Chicago

Story by Tanveer Ali, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago Three men are dead and at least 12 other people are wounded after shootings citywide since Saturd...

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...

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...

Teen Boy And Girl, 14 And 19, Shot To Death Blocks Apart

Posted 07.03.2013 | Chicago

After an evening of playing video games with a friend Tuesday night, 14-year-old Damani Henard was supposed to head back home to Oak Park. At midnight...

Mother, Toddler Son Shot Near 'Murder Park' During Violent Weekend

Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

A peaceful Sunday evening at a Chicago park turned into mayhem when a pair of gunmen fired at least a dozen shots on a van packed with women and child...

2 Teens Among 7 Injured In Overnight Shootings

Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

Just hours before the official start of summer, seven people — including two teenagers — were injured in shootings around Chicago Thursday night. ...

At Least 8 Injured In Chicago Shootings Monday

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

At least eight people were injured in shootings around Chicago on Monday, capping off a weekend that was the city's most violent of the year so far. ...

At Least 23 People Shot Over The Weekend, 5 Fatally

Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

In yet another violent weekend in Chicago, a 12-year-old boy was among at least 23 people shot in gun-related incidents that left five dead citywide. ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Cops: Man Shot Two Sisters, Killing One Of Them, In Logan Square

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man was charged Sunday with shooting two of his sisters, killing one of them and seriously injuring the other during a dispute behind their ...

Parolee Tried To Rob Off-Duty Corrections Officer

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man on parole in a murder conspiracy case has been accused of trying to rob four people, one of whom was an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s...

South Side Grocer Shot In Face During Robbery

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

A man known by his neighbors only as "Chris" was critically injured in a shooting while on the job at the South Side grocery store he co-owned with hi...

Gang Member Charged In Brutal Attack That Left 14-Year-Old In A Coma

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago gang member was charged late Tuesday in the brutal beating of a 14-year-old boy he mistook for a member of a rival gang to the point of a co...

80-Year-Old Retired Police Officer Carjacked, Beaten With Own Cane By Four Young Women

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

An 80-year-old retired police officer says that if he had been armed when four young women carjacked and beat him early Wednesday evening, he "would h...

No Bond For Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing 3-Year-Old Son

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 3: Homewood-Flossmoor Patch reports Sandifer was denied bail Sunday. UPDATE 2: Gregory Sandifer, 27, has been charged in the stabbing death ...

Uptown Drive-By Shooting Kills 1, Injures Another

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

One man was killed and another was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting Sunday evening near Truman College in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Br...

Pregnant Woman, Infant Wounded In Separate Chicago Shootings

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Less than a week after a pregnant teen was fatally shot, another pregnant woman and an infant were wounded in gun violence on Chicago's South Side. ...

Teens Charged In Chinatown Mob Attack

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

Police have charged seven teenage boys in connection with a mob attack that severely injured an 18-year-old victim walking in Chicago's Chinatown neig...

Chicago Teen Shot Dead On Same Day As Anti-Violence March

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

Though violent crime in Chicago is down this summer, young people have been particularly vulnerable to gun violence in recent months. This weekend, th...

Joseph Erbentraut

Boystown Violence: Market Days Arrive As 'Hood Heals

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

With more than 100,000 visitors expected to converge onto Chicago's East Lakeview, or Boystown, neighborhood this weekend for the 30th annual Northals...

Indiana Man Charged In Boystown Stabbing, Investigation Continues

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Hayes was ordered held in lieu of a $700,000 bail Friday. He is reportedly cooperating with police...