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Chicago Gun Violence

Chicago's Top Cop Takes Blame For Bloody Weekend

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

After a particularly bloody weekend in Chicago that left 10 dead and at least 40 wounded in a rash of gun violence, city officials and community membe...

Person Of Interest Questioned In Police Officer's Shooting

Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A Chicago police officer was shot in the chest and critically injured after he chased after an alleged curfew violator in the city's...

10 DEAD, At Least 40 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

At least 10 people were killed and 40 others wounded in one of the most violent Chicago weekends in recent history. The Chicago Sun-Times reports ...

WATCH: Two Teens Charged In 6-Year-Old's Shooting Death

Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

Two Chicago teens were charged Sunday in the weekend shooting death of 6-year-old Aliyah Shell in the city's Little Village neighborhood. Juan Barr...

6-Year-Old Among 7 Fatally Shot During Bloody Weekend

Posted 03.18.2012 | Chicago

A 6-year-old girl was fatally shot Saturday afternoon -- one of five individuals wounded within one hour in separate shootings across the city and one...

2 Killed, 6 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago

Two men were killed, one of them a teenager, and at least six others were hurt in shootings in Chicago Saturday evening into early Sunday. Edgar De...

Police: Gun Confiscations Up In Chicago

Posted 01.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Wednesday announced that his department removed 131 illegal guns from the city's streets on New Year's...

15-Year-Old Fatally Shot Outside His Home

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago eighth grader was killed Wednesday evening after he walked out of his apartment. Deontae Malone, 15, of the city's Marquette Park neighbo...

Four Shot While Sitting Inside Their South Side Home

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Four people were hospitalized Sunday after being shot inside a Back of the Yards home on Chicago's South Side. Police discovered two 17-year-old b...

Teen Girl Shot In Chest During Violent Weekend

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition after she was shot in the chest early Sunday in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood. Ac...

WATCH: Emanuel Attends Memorial For 260 Chicago Children Killed By Violence

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among the attendees at a Monday memorial honoring some 260 Chicago Public School students killed by violence during the...

WATCH: Man Killed By Masked Gunman At His Surprise Party

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

A man celebrating his 24th birthday with family and friends early Sunday was killed when a masked gunman entered the Northwest Side surprise party and...

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 ...

Boy, 14, Among 20 Shot On Violent Chicago Night

Posted 12.08.2011 | Chicago

A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition early Saturday after being hit by a stray bullet near his South Side home. According to the Chicago Su...

Murdered Teen's Kidney Donated To Sick Grandmother

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

A 15-year-old boy, who was declared brain dead after a drive-by shooting over the weekend, died from his injuries this week -- and his kidney was give...

Chicago Drive-By Leaves Boy, 15, In A Coma, Mom Also Wounded

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

A 15-year-old boy has been declared brain dead following a drive-by shooting outside his home on Chicago's West Side Sunday. The boy's mother also suf...

The Problem With Snitching

Elena Quintana | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

For the last decade or so, the Chicago police have bemoaned an anti-snitching campaign that has become the law of the street in most large cities in the U.S.

Boy, 13, Gunned Down While Playing Basketball

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing basketball with friends on the city's South Side Monday night, and police do not believe the child wa...

WATCH: Chicago's Top Cop Defends Spate Of Police-Involved Shootings

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

On Monday night, Chicago police officers shot and wounded two people--including a 13-year-old boy who reportedly had a BB gun. On Tuesday night, an of...

Woman Caught In Crossfire Near South Side Beach Dies From Injuries

Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Memorial Day death toll grew Tuesday, after a woman who was shot in the head in the South Side's Hyde Park neighborhood Monday night died fr...

Employee Fatally Shot During South Loop Robbery

Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

Police are looking for an apparent robbery suspect who shot and killed a food and liquor store employee in the South Loop. The Chicago Sun-Times r...

19-Year-Old Parolee Charged In Chicago Cop's Murder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 19-year-old parolee has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and a former Chicago Ho...

Man Questioned In Slaying Of Chicago Police Officer, Hefty Reward Offered

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A teenager is being questioned Monday in the slaying of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and a former Chicago Housing Authority cop, who were kill...

Ex-Con Killed Trying To Stop Armed Robbery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At 55, heroin addict Bobby Butler finally decided to turn his life around after years of jail and crime. Unfortunately, one act of bravery cost him hi...

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot On Southwest Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY 7:57 a.m. 11/24/10 An off-duty Chicago police officer was found fatally shot in his vehicle on the Southwest Side Monday night. Accor...