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Chicago Gun Violence

36 People Shot In 36 Hours In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.14.2014 | Crime

A 17-year-old girl killed Friday afternoon was among at least 36 people wounded in gun violence over the weekend in Chicago. Gakirah Barnes, 17, wa...

16-Year-Old Fatally Shot Outside Chicago Church

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.07.2014 | Black Voices

A high school sophomore gunned down outside a church was among more than two dozen people hurt in weekend gun violence in Chicago. Michael Flournoy...

Youth Lighting the Way in Chicago

Katie Sewell | Posted 04.01.2014 | Chicago
Katie Sewell

In the face of violence and fear, when dignity is on the line, it's standing up together that makes a difference.

Teen Fatally Shot In McDonald's Parking Lot, 3 Others Wounded

Posted 02.06.2014 | Crime

A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot and three other teens were wounded after a masked gunman opened fire at a McDonald's parking lot on Chicago's North...

Chicago Homicides Down 50 Percent In January -- But Can The Trend Last?

Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

Chicago police say 2014 has gotten off to a markedly less bloody start than recent years in the Windy City, though they admit that the historic deep f...

Hadiya Pendleton Died 1 Year Ago Wednesday

Posted 01.29.2014 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: BRONZEVILLE — Hadiya Pendleton's parents Nathaniel and Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton said if she ...

Student Dies After Being Shot In The Head In Cell Phone Robbery

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A freshman at Harold Washington College in Chicago is in critical condition after police and relatives say he was shot in the head late Thursday after...

Teen Headed To School Shot During Apparent Robbery

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A woman and a 17-year-old girl were wounded early morning in separate shootings on Chicago's South Side Monday Destiny Colon, a senior at Epic Aca...

Woman Shoots Brother In Argument Over Whether Gun Would Fire: Prosecutors

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Story by Tanveer Ali and Quinn Ford, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A South Shore woman shot her brother in the ey...

The Correlation of Gun Laws and Gun Homicide

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.09.2014 | Crime
Paul Heroux

I want to slow down the loose use of correlation as a way to prove or disprove that there is a causal relationship between strict gun laws and gun homicide rates. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. Correlation is not going to answer this question.

Why Fox News Lost Interest in Chicago Murders (Hint: Crime Rate Is Way Down)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

For years, Obama's critics have wanted to use Chicago as the centerpiece for a debate about guns and crime in America. With its crime and murder rate down dramatically, do O'Reilly, Drudge and Malkin still want to have that debate? Their silence suggests the answer is no.

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...

Charges Filed In Pregnant Teen's Fatal Christmas Day Shooting

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

A pregnant 17-year-old girl was fatally shot in Chicago's south suburbs on Christmas night, but doctors successfully saved the girl's unborn baby daug...

4 Killed, 17 Hurt In Weekend Shootings Citywide In Chicago

Posted 12.23.2013 | Chicago

Four men were killed and at least 17 other people wounded in shootings over the first weekend of winter citywide in Chicago. In the most recent fat...

Blues Musician Among 5 Men Killed In Thursday Shootings Citywide

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

A familiar face to those who follow Chicago's blues scene has been identified as one of the latest victims of gun violence in the city. Eric "Guita...

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....

2 Killed, 6 Wounded Friday Night Into Early Saturday Amid Snowy Weather

Posted 12.14.2013 | Chicago

Even though a winter storm system that could bring up to 6 inches of snowfall rolled into the city Friday night, the snowy weather failed to deter at ...

Joseph Erbentraut

LOOK: New Book Will Document The Toll Of Youth Violence | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

For seven years, Chicago-based photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz has dutifully documented the faces of youth violence in Chicago and other U.S. cities ...

1 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings Saturday Night, Sunday

Posted 12.08.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demerest, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago One person was killed and at least eight wounded in shootings Saturday night and Sunday. A ...

More than Outliers

Lea Grover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Lea Grover

I could tell you my neighbors nearly moved after a bullet implanted itself in the headrest of their minivan's driver's seat. I could tell you when I worked in the projects everyone carried a gun. They'd all been shot, had scars of torn flesh and children and brothers and parents lost.

WATCH: Chicago Reverend On Gang Violence: 'The Bodies Might Not Be Dying, But The Spirit Is'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Plagued by gang violence and shootings, Chicago reported more homicides than any other city in 2012. And while Chicago's homicide rates have dropped t...

WATCH: Confronting Chicago's Gang Violence Epidemic

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2013, nearly 2,000 people in Chicago were shot and 329 were killed. While those numbers are lower than 2012, the threat of gang violence remains a ...

Chicago Woman Wounded By Stray Bullets While Inside Apartment

Posted 11.26.2013 | Chicago

A 20-year-old Chicago woman was shot in the stomach and the side of the chest Monday evening while she was inside her apartment. According to ABC C...

Texas Man Makes Fake Mag Mile Shooting Claim

Posted 11.11.2013 | Chicago

A 48-year-old Texas man claimed Friday he was shot in the back on Chicago's Magnificent Mile Saturday night, but police say the shooting that wounded ...

Man Charged In Shooting That Wounded 6-Year-Old Boy

Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago

A 23-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the Wednesday shooting that wounded a 6-year-old boy. Cesar Delvalle is facing three counts of attemp...