Former Olympian Saves 8-Year-Old Boy From Pit Bull AttackA boy from the Chatham neighborhood survived a pit bull attack on Saturday, in part because of a quick-thinking neighbor; but he’s no ordinary guy. Danell “Doc” Nicholson is a former Olympian and world champion heavyweight boxer.
Man, Boy Bitten By Pit Bull In ChathamA 48-year-old man and an 8-year-old boy were injured Saturday afternoon, when a pit bull got loose in the Chatham neighborhood, and attacked the boy, and the man tried to intervene.
3 Killed, 31 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across ChicagoThe most recent fatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Sunday. Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were standing on the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Ingleside when someone walked up and fired shots at them. The younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he died.
Police: Boy Killed, Another Injured In Chatham ShootingA 16-year-old boy was killed and a 17-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in the Chatham neighborhood early Sunday on the South Side, police said.
2 Killed, 10 Wounded In South Side ShootingsAbout 6 p.m., a man was shot to death less than two blocks from President Barack Obama’s Kenwood home. The 25-year-old was in a vehicle when another vehicle approached, and someone in that vehicle fired shots, police said. The victim drove to the 1300 block of East 50th Street, where the vehicle came to a stop, police said.
Three Wounded In Chatham Drive-By ShootingPolice said the victims were standing on the sidewalk in the 8000 block of South Normal Avenue around 12:50 p.m., when a vehicle pulled up, and someone inside opened fire.
Autopsy: Mother Found Dead In Chatham Home Strangled28-year-old Latoya Jackson was found dead with her three children inside a home in the 8300 block of South Drexel on July 18. The bodes were decomposing and an initial autopsy was unable to determine the manner of death.
Autopsies Inconclusive On Family Found In ChathamA horrifying discovery in a Chatham neighborhood home left family and friends grieving, and in disbelief, after a woman and her three sons were found dead, deaths being investigated as homicides.
Bodies Of Mother, Three Children Found In Chatham Home, Deaths Ruled HomicidesChicago police are investigating the deaths of a woman and her three young sons - their bodies found Saturday night in a home in the Chatham neighborhood.
Man Killed In Chatham ShootingAbout 1:15 p.m., Joseph Gaithers, 35, was talking with another person in the 8000 block of South King Drive, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The other person pulled out a gun and then shot Gaithers in the head.
1 Dead, 14 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across ChicagoA 16-year-old boy was shot to death and a 17-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a South Chicago shooting Monday evening. The two were standing outside in the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue about 5:30 p.m. when a red vehicle pulled up and a male got out and shot them, police said.
1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Two Shootings In Chatham, Greater Grand CrossingThe first shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue. Police said three women were fighting on the street, when an unknown man shot them, and then fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV.