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Chicago Homicides

Man Fatally Shot By Armed Store Clerk During Attempted Robbery

Posted 12.12.2013 | Chicago

A man fatally shot exchanging gunfire with an armed store clerk during an attempted robbery at a South Side cell phone store was among three people ki...

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 ...

Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 6 Hurt Since Friday Evening

Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago

Story by Quinn Ford, via DNAinfo Chicago SOUTH DEERING — One man was killed and six others were wounded in shootings across the South and West si...

Naperville Man Charged In McDonald's Parking Lot Slaying On North Side

Posted 11.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A Naperville man has been charged in Monday's fatal shooting in the North Side Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Square where a man was...

Remembering Slain Pro Boxer From Chicago

Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago

Days after his murder in a gangway on the South Side of Chicago, former professional boxer Michael Walker is being remembered for his grace both in an...

Grandfather Fatally Shot On His Way To Job Of 30 Years

Posted 11.14.2013 | Chicago

A Chicago family is devastated and looking for answers after their loved one, a 53-year-old grandfather, was shot and killed Tuesday night while walki...

UPDATE: Person Of Interst Questioned In Shooting Of 6-Year-Old Boy

Posted 11.08.2013 | Chicago

In what's tragically become a now-familiar report, another young child has been critically injured in Chicago gun violence. The latest victim is 6...

Woman Found With Throat Slit, 4 More Dead In Weekend Homicides

Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago

Weekend violence left at least four people dead from a range of crimes, including a 31-year-old woman who was found dead after what police believe was...

Paintball Gun Prankster Injured When Target With Real Gun Fires Back

Posted 11.01.2013 | Chicago

Two men are dead at at least seven other people, including a 15-year-old girl and a man firing a paintball gun, were wounded overnight in Halloween sh...

Police Discover 2 Dead In Separate Incidents Overnight

Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

Two men are dead after separate shooting incidents on Chicago's West and Northwest sides. The most recent shooting happened Tuesday morning in the ...

Police: Tourist Fatally Shot After Asking For Directions In Chicago

Posted 10.18.2013 | Chicago

An Arkansas man visiting Chicago was shot to death early Thursday after he and his cousin reportedly stopped to ask for directions. Police say 55-...

Teen Boy Among 3 Slain In South Shore Shooting

Posted 10.11.2013 | Chicago

Four people are dead and at least four more were injured in Chicago shootings Wednesday night. Abdullah Trull, 16, was standing in a courtyard in ...

1 Dead, 15 More Wounded In Shootings Since Friday

Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Chicago Saturday while 15 others were injured by gunfire across the city between Friday and early Sunday. ...

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...

Why Chicago Isn't The 'Murder Capital' Of The United States

Posted 09.19.2013 | Chicago

While the majority of cities had goose eggs for murder counts in the FBI's newly-released crime statistics for 2012, Chicago stood out with the unfavo...

67-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot At Washington Park Bus Stop

Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago

A 67-year-old man described as a "pillar" of the South Side Chicago community where he lived was fatally shot Tuesday morning while he stood at a CTA ...

South Side School Hustling Students Out The Door After Nearby Violence

Posted 09.13.2013 | Chicago

An elementary school on Chicago's South Side is warning students and staff to immediately leave school grounds after classes end each day on the heels...

Rahm Touts Police Foot Patrols, But Murder Rate Is Still High

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday his program to flood violent neighborhoods ...

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 ...

At Least 6 Killed, 15 Hurt In Labor Day Weekend Violence

Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A man shot to death by an off-duty cop during an alleged burglary is among the six people dead and 15 more wounded by Chicago during ...

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...

5 Men Shot On 'Safe Passage' Route Outside Uptown Church

Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

Five men were shot early Monday evening in a drive-by shooting on a crime-plagued corner in Chicago's North Side Uptown neighborhood. The shooting ...

6 Dead, At Least 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago

A 7-year-old boy shot carrying his bicycle was among the weekend's shooting victims in Chicago where six people were killed and at least 30 more injur...

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...

New York Post Warns 'Welcome To Chicago' Over Stop And Frisk

Posted 08.14.2013 | Chicago

For two days in a row, the New York Post has warned that -- with NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy in question -- New York could soon become ...