Back of the Yards
When a 14-year-old Chicago girl was arrested on charges that she shot and killed another 14-year-old Chicago girl, much of the attention centered on how the shooting stemmed from an argument over a boy that was playing out on Facebook.
The most recent fatal shooting occurred Thursday evening in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
Prosecutors argued Vandetta Redwood initially told police she was not there when 14-year-old Endia Martin was shot, but a cell phone video obtained by police put her at the scene. Judge Donald Panarese Jr. called the video “choppy” and “poor,” then ruled the state did not meet the burden of proof.
In each incident, someone entered apartments during daytime hours and took property from inside, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
Police said the gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday passed through the hands of a Streeterville man before it ended up with the alleged shooter’s uncle.
The uncle of a 14-year-old girl accused of killing a classmate during a fight over a boy has been charged with giving his niece the murder weapon and accompanying her to the fight in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The suspect — whose name was not released because of her age — was due in Juvenile Court on Tuesday, to face one count of first-degree murder. The suspect’s 24-year-old uncle and a 17-year-old boy also were in custody.
Endia Martin, a Tilden High School student, was with another teen girl in the 900 block of West Garfield Avenue when they were hit by gunfire around 4:30 p.m.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood, where a 21-year-old woman was gunned down while riding in a car on Fullerton Avenue near Kedzie Boulevard.
A 46-year-old woman was killed, and her 25-year-old daughter was critically wounded, when they were shot during an apparent domestic dispute in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Firefighters responded about 1:15 a.m. to the blaze at a two-story apartment building in the 4900 block of South Hoyne Avenue.
Anthony Rivers, 30, was in a vehicle in the 5400 block of South Bishop Street about 10:15 p.m. when someone approached the car and shot into the vehicle, striking his back, the back of his head and his armpit.
Brandon Torres, 21, was in the backseat of a vehicle in the 1600 block of West 44th Street early Sunday, when a gunman on the street started firing into the vehicle.
A seventh man has been charged in connection with a September shooting that wounded 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, in a Back of the Yards neighborhood park.
A sixth man has been charged in connection with a September shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 people wounded, including a three-year-old boy.
A Greater Grand Crossing man has been charged with killing one man and wounding another in a May 2013 shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
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Deonta “Tay-Man” Howard said he’s not in pain anymore, except from a flu shot he received. His mother said, despite being shot in the face, “He never stopped talking, he never stopped running, he never stopped jumping.”
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.