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Gun Violence in Chicago

Police: Chicago's Homicide Rate Dips Drastically In 2013

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500, the city's Police Department said Wednesday that in 201...

5 People Die Of Gunshot Wounds In Chicago Over 18 Hours

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Three men killed overnight Thursday in shootings in Chicago joined two others who died of wounds from previous shootings over the same 18-hour period....

17-Year-Old Among 2 Killed, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago

A 17-year-old Chicago boy was one of two people killed in weekend gun violence citywide, in addition to more than a dozen victims hurt in non-fatal sh...

Son Of Community Activist Among 8 Shot Overnight Citywide

Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago

The 25-year-old son of a well-known community activist was among at least eight people wounded in shootings Monday night in Chicago. Hal Baskin Jr....

4 Killed, Over A Dozen Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Just days after 13 people were wounded in a park on Chicago's Southwest Side, shining a national spotlight on gun violence in the Win...

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 ...

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 ...

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,...

'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...

15-Year-Old Among 3 Killed In Separate West Side Shootings

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

A 15-year-old boy was among three people shot and killed in separate incidents on Chicago's West Side Monday. Ed Cooper was shot just after 5 p.m....

12 Killed, At Least 62 Wounded In Shootings Over Holiday Weekend

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

A dozen people were killed and at least 62 wounded in gun violence that rang out across Chicago over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. In th...

Gun Violence Wounds Dozens Over Long Holiday Weekend

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend have left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two...

Police: Homicide, Shooting Numbers Decline

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago police say the city has seen a significant drop in the number of homicides and shootings during the first six months of 2013. The ...

Life-Altering Injuries Part Of The Untold Story Of Gun Violence

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, June 29 (Reuters) - Miles Turner V, 18, was shot at least five times on a Chicago sidewalk last October. D...

6 Injured In Drive-By Shooting Outside Uptown Strip Mall

Posted 06.29.2013 | Chicago

Story by Alex Parker, Quinn Ford and Josh McGhee, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — Six people were wounded in a shooting outside an Uptown gro...

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...

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 ...

Out-Of-Towner Shot While Walking Dog Among Thursday Violence

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

At least six people were injured in separate shootings spread throughout the day in Chicago on Thursday, with individuals walking dogs among those hur...

Homicides This Year Hit A Devastating High

Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago

Homicides in Chicago have reached a new high this year, even as recent data show that surging gun violence in the Windy City has slowed from its devas...

The Gun Violence Must Stop

Dominic Carter | Posted 11.05.2012 | Crime
Dominic Carter

Many of us respect the second amendment and the right to bear arms, but folks we have got to do something, and demand more of our elected officials to combat guns, and certainly assault weapons.