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About 9:25 p.m., Demond Avant was standing on the sidewalk in the 600 block of North Mayfield Avenue when someone got out of a nearby van and opened fire, striking him in the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
In the robberies, two men dressed in all black with hats or ski masks have walked into the stores, shown a handgun and demanded cash from the register and employees’ wallets, according to a business alert from Austin District detectives.
In the most recent shooting, a man was seriously wounded in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Police said it wasn’t clear if the robbery was connected to a series of other smash-and-grab burglaries in the Chicago area over the last two months.
Over the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.
The most recent fatal shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side left one man dead and another wounded early Saturday.
The sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great… as long as you don’t live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.
Five people were injured – four seriously – in a two vehicle crash early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood.
An employee was shot to death at a Chinese restaurant on the West Side during an attempted robbery Friday evening in the Austin neighborhood.
Pierre Peters, 41, was shot in the back about 2:35 p.m. inside his home in the 0 – 100 block of North Lorel, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in Pilsen. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 2100 block of West 18th Place at 9:30 p.m. found a 36-year-old man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, police said.
Jermaine Powell, 19 of the 5900 block of West Huron, and Joshua Grayer, 19 of the 1200 block of South Saint Louis, were each charged with first degree murder, according to a police statement.
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A male was stabbed to death Thursday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, according to police.
Most recently, two men were wounded in a shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The men, ages 22 and 24, were standing outside in the 1800 block of South Hamlin about 9:15 p.m., when someone shot them both.
About 8:40 p.m., a 20-year-old man was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood.The three were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Homan Avenue when a maroon-colored sedan pulled up alongside them and a male got out and opened fire, police said.
Two neighborhoods are on alert his morning as Chicago police investigate two separate sexual assaults.