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Chicago Homicide Rate Surpasses 200

Posted 07.07.2013 | Chicago

The Windy City reached a grim milestone over the long Fourth of July weekend as the city's homicide rate surpassed 200. The city logged its 200th ...

55 People Shot Since Start Of Holiday Weekend

Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Since the start of the Fourth of July weekend on Wednesday, at least 55 people have been shot across Chicago, nine fatally. Eleven...

15 Shot In Chicago As Long Holiday Weekend Begins

Posted 07.04.2013 | Chicago

Three people were killed and 12 wounded Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday in Chicago as the long Fourth of July weekend began. According to t...

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...

Newspaper Vendor Fatally Shot On Southwest Side Street

Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

A 23-year-old father was fatally shot on Chicago's Far Southwest Side early Tuesday morning while he was doing what he most days: selling Sun-Times ne...

Al Sharpton Chicago-Bound To Address Gun Violence

Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

Civil rights activist and regular MSNBC pundit the Rev. Al Sharpton announced over the weekend that he plans to move temporarily to Chicago later this...

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...

Police: Suspect In Murder Of Mother, 5-Year-Old Son Shot On West Side

Posted 06.29.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A man suspected in the deaths of a 31-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son, who were found fatally shot inside their home on Chicago...

'My Mom Turned Around, And This Guy Put A Gun To Her Stomach'

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

7 Killed, Dozens Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago

Seven people were killed and at least 29 others were wounded in shootings over the first official weekend of summer in Chicago. In the most recent ...

Weekend Death Toll Stands At 4 With At Least 25 More Injured

Posted 06.23.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Three men were shot in the South Chicago neighborhood late Saturday afternoon leaving one man, 20-year-old Carl Austin, dead. Pol...

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. ...

'When You Hear The Gunshots, You Shake A Little Bit'

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. These are two teens' st...

More Than 3 Dozen Shot In Chicago's Most Violent Weekend This Year

AP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago Police are investigating several shootings after a violent weekend that left at least seven people dead and more than three do...

6 Killed, 13 Wounded Overnight Including 16-Year-Old

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — Six people were killed and at least 13 others wounded in shootings between Saturday ...

Homicides In Chicago Are Down, But Will The Trend Continue?

Posted 06.12.2013 | Chicago

With homicides in Chicago so far this year at a reduced level not seen since the 1960s, the city is touting its policing strategies in response to the...

Woman Killed, 11 More Injured By Shootings In 6-Hour Span

Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

An 18-year-old woman killed during a drive-by was among the dozen people shot in just a six-hour span Monday. April McDaniel, 18, and four others ...

Two Dead, At Least 18 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence

Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago

Story by DNAinfo staff via DNAinfo Chicago Two men have died, and at least 16 other people have been injured, in gun violence citywide since Friday...

Woman Shot While Holding Baby Near South Side School

Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago

A 32-year-old Chicago mother was wounded in a shooting in broad daylight while walking her child home from school in the city's Pill Hill neighborhood...

9-Year-Old Shot While Riding In Car With His Mother

Posted 06.06.2013 | Chicago

A 9-year-old boy remained in critical condition Thursday morning after he was shot while riding in the back seat of a car with his mother the previous...

Suburban Man Killed After Heated Argument In Back Of The Yards

Posted 06.05.2013 | Chicago

A northwest suburban man is dead after he was shot multiple times following an argument with another man in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborh...

Teen Fatally Shot When Strangers Crash Family Birthday Party

Posted 06.02.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: AUBURN GRESHAM — An 18-year-old college student was fatally shot late Friday when a group of m...

Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Killed On South Side

Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

After his father was gunned down in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood two years ago, Patrick Sykes was so determined to escape the city's violent ...