Avalon Park

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1 Dead, 8 Wounded In Overnight Shootings

A 23-year-old was shot in the head and chest in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue around 9:20 p.m. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, police said.


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Two Teens Shot In Avalon Park

The two were shot about 12:23 a.m. while they sat on a porch in the 8300 block of South Anthony Avenue.


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Boy, 16, Shot In Chest In Avalon Park

The teen victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.


A 4-month-old girl was found safe, several hours after her father allegedly kidnapped her at gunpoint. (Credit: CBS)

Infant Safe, Dad Arrested After Avalon Park Kidnapping

Amaris Lawson and her parents were visiting her grandfather Sunday night when her father got into an argument and was kicked out. But he returned later with a gun, and kidnapped his daughter.


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No Bond For Man Charged With Tuesday Shooting In Avalon Park

Romando Williams, 21, of the 7600 block of South Crandon Avenue, was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of cannabis possession.


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1 Dead, 19 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The lone fatality occurred Friday afternoon in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side.


A teen driver tried to flee the scene after hitting three pedestrians at 83rd and Blackstone, crashing into a car, and ending up on the front lawn of a house. (Credit: CBS)

Man Killed On Birthday When Teen Crashes Into Pedestrians

A 32-year-old man was killed on his birthday Tuesday night, when a teen driver crashed into a group of pedestrians in the Avalon Park neighborhood.


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Man Shot Sunday In Avalon Park Dies

Brandon Williams was in a parked vehicle in the 8000 block of South Woodlawn Avenue, when two gunmen walked up and opened fire on him about 11:10 p.m. in the Avalon Park neighborhood.


Henry McCall used ceramic tiles, a screwdriver, and a 2-by-4 to fight off armed robbers who had shot a friend of his in Avalon Park. (Credit: CBS)

Man Uses Screwdriver To Fight Off Robbers Who Attacked, Shot Friend

A would-be armed robber got more than he was expecting on Saturday. He was stabbed with a screwdriver, when an Avalon Park resident came to the defense of his friend.

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Man Critically Wounded In Avalon Park Shooting

The man was in his vehicle in the 8000 block of South Woodlawn Avenue about 11:10 p.m. when two gunmen walked up and fired shots.


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Teen Shot To Death In Avalon Park

The 17-year-old boy was shot about 1 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Avalon Avenue.


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1 Dead, 3 Wounded In Separate South Side Shootings

Dwan Long was fatally shot in the chest when two men walked up and one of them opened fire about 8:05 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Avalon Avenue.


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Man Accused Of Stabbing Mom To Death: ‘She Was No Mother Of Mine’

A South Side man was ordered held without bail Tuesday for allegedly stabbing his live-in mother to death on the second floor landing of their Avalon Park apartment building.


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Man, Two Teens Charged In Shooting Death At South Side Party

Three uninvited guests were asked to leave a family party in the Avalon Park neighborhood Friday night. They were escorted outside, where a verbal argument ensued, and a 19-year-old man pulled out a handgun and shot the victim twice in the chest before running away.


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Two Charged In Shooting Death At Avalon Park Party

Two teenage boys were charged and a man is being held in connection with the shooting death of a man at a party in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood.


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Man Shot To Death At Avalon Park Party

It appears Maxwell was trying to get some uninvited guests to leave the party when someone in the group pulled out a gun.


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Two Men Wounded In Shootings On South, West Sides

Police have made no arrests in either shooting as area detectives investigate.


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2 Teens Shot, 1 Critically Hurt In Avalon Park

A drive-by shooting wounded two teen boys Friday night in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood. The younger boy, 15, remains in critical condition.


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Gun Violence Leaves 4 More Chicago Youth Wounded

Four youngsters are among the latest victims caught in Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, including two middle school-aged girls who were wounded in a neighborhood park on the Far South Side.

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Several brass mailbox covers like the one on the left have been ripped off the facade of a townhouse complex in the Avalon Park neighborhood, leaving behind only the open mailbox behind them, like seen on the right. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Target Brass Mailbox Covers In Avalon Park

It’s a thriving illegal enterprise these days: crooks making off with manhole covers, metal gutters and copper pipes from homes, then selling the items to unscrupulous scrap metal dealers.