Back of the Yards
The mother of a child wounded in a mass shooting last week in Chicago is thanking God and doctors for her son’s recovery, and is calling for an end to the gun violence that’s plaguing the city.
Police said the shooting was in retaliation for an unreported shooting earlier in the day on Thursday, when one of the suspects was grazed by a bullet.
Two men have been charged in connection with last week’s headline-grabbing mass shooting in a Back of the Yards park, sources tell CBS 2.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Monday denied news reports police had arrested two men in connection with a mass shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last week, but insisted he’s confident the case would be closed “very quickly.”
Deonta Howard was among 13 people wounded late Thursday when an unknown number of people shot up a crowded basketball court with an assault rifle.
Quinn said state police are already helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.
New Beginnings Church on Chicago’s South Side – less than a mile from the shooting scene — was the backdrop for the event.
CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with locals who say they live in a neighborhood in turmoil.
How are Chicago officials handling the fallout? Very carefully, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
Police said they believe an assault-style rifle with a high-capacity magazine was used in the attack, which they believe was gang-related.
The two were standing on a corner in the 4800 block of South Winchester Avenue about 10:25 p.m. when the gunman walked up and opened fire.
A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.
The shooting occurred about 12:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 44th Street.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder, accused of killing a woman and her 5-year-old son in their Back of the Yards home in June.
Cauriece Graham, of the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died about 40 minutes later
A 23-year-old man has been charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend so badly, she lost her nearly full-term baby earlier this month.
The woman, 25, was walking in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street when a group of males and females approached her and exchanged words, then knocked her to the ground and beat her.
This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.