It was 23 years ago tomorrow that the body of 21-year-old college student Tammy Zywicki was found along the side of a road in Missouri.
An SUV plowed through the front of a store in south suburban Lansing early Monday, and a group of thieves inside made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of designer jeans.
The shooting happened in the 1800 block of Dodge Avenue about 1:20 a.m. Donte Blackwell, 23, of Niles, was shot once in the torso and was taken to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 21-year-old Evanston man was shot in the arm and leg, and was also taken to Evanston Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 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.
A 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.
Three people were killed and at least 23 others, including a 7-year-old girl, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday.
A 7-year-old girl and a man were both shot Friday night in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood.
A male armed with a rifle was shot by Oswego police officers early Saturday in the western suburb.
One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
The man, thought to be in his 20s, was shot in the chest about 4:25 a.m. in the 2800 block of West Fillmore Street, police said.
A 70-year-old woman was brutally attacked early Thursday while out for her morning walk on a popular bike path in north suburban Zion.
Most recently, two men were shot late Thursday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The men, ages 19 and 20, were standing outside in the 1500 block of North Linder about 10:25 p.m. when shots were fired in their direction from a group of males standing on the corner across the street, according to Chicago Police.
Most recently, a man died after he was shot Wednesday evening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The 23-year-old was in an alley in the 1100 block of West 51st Street about 7:30 p.m. when someone approached him, pulled out a handgun and started firing, police said.
The girl was standing on a corner in the 3800 block of West Adams Street about 9:30 p.m. when she heard shots and realized she had been hit, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.
The 34-year-old man was standing outside of a vehicle near 67th Street and East End Avenue about 12:40 a.m. when a gray vehicle approached and someone inside fired at him, police said.
The 22-year-old was standing outside in the 300 block of East 69th Street about 11:20 p.m. when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit, police said.
At 1 p.m., the man was near the 400 block of North Hamlin Avenue when a silver sedan drove past and someone inside shot him, police said.
The 23-year-old was in an alley in the 1100 block of West 51st Street about 7:30 p.m. when someone approached him, pulled out a handgun and started firing, police said.
The shooting happened at Horan Park in the 3000 block of West Van Buren at 10:36 a.m., according to police.