A 26-year-old man was shot in the back of the head early Saturday in a Gage Park neighborhood drive-by attack on the Southwest Side.
The new elevated 606 trail on the city’s West Side has proved very popular with joggers and cyclists who have given it rave reviews, but it’s also generated several complaints from residents about gang activity and drunken behavior.
After spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.
About 4:45 p.m., a male entered a business in the 5900 block of North Ridge Avenue, pulled out a handgun, and fired several shots, police said. Devone Matthews, of the 6100 block of North Damen Avenue, was shot in the back.
The man was in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle about 10:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 77th Street when a gunman approached and opened fire, striking the man in the neck and shoulder, police said.
About 11:20 p.m., the 34-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 3200 block of West Congress when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot, police said.
About 9:30 p.m., the man was shot in the ankle in the 6500 block of South Maplewood Avenue, police said.
Most recently, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 20-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of West Washington Boulevard about 10:35 p.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.
Tuesday night, lifelong South Shore resident Christon Barlow was out picking up a few things for other nursing home residents and the staff, when he was shot and killed.
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The 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.
Just before 10 p.m., the 24-year-old woman and 41-year-old man were sitting in a van parked in the 6700 block of South Ada Street when a shooter in a passing vehicle opened fire, police said.
The shooting happened in the 7500 block of South Ellis Avenue at 2:05 p.m., police said. The 21-year-old was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
About 9:50 p.m., the 19-year-old was walking in the 2300 block of South Rockwell Street when a black SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking him several times, police said.
A 52-year-old man was killed and three other people injured in a Bronzeville neighborhood drive-by shooting Tuesday evening, about a block away from Chicago Police Department headquarters.
Brian White with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve seen more strong armed robberies and thefts in recent years, but he says now there are new ways to protect yourself.
The 21-year-old man was leaving a building he was rehabbing in the 8200 block of South Justine Street at 12:34 a.m. when someone drove up and fired at him, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.
The 31-year-old driver was stabbed in the neck by a passenger who tried to rob him about 11:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of North Sacramento Avenue, Chicago Police said.
The 16-year-old, identified as Rashaud Lewis, was shot in the 2300 block of Harrison Street in Gary, the Lake County coroner’s office said in a statement. Lewis lived in the 1000 block of West 22nd Avenue, which is about a half-mile from the shooting.