Gun Violence

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Gangs, Weather, Reluctant Witnesses Drive Holiday Weekend Bloodshed

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.

07/08/2013

Two men were shot in the 1100 block of South Mason early Thursday. (Photo credit: Sam Charles~Sun-Times Media.)

6 Dead, 28 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings

Six men were killed and at least 28 other people were wounded in shootings throughout the city so far this holiday weekend.

07/05/2013

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Police: Gun Violence Down Compared To Last Year

The number of murders for the first half of the year was the lowest in nearly 50 years.

07/01/2013

A total of 20 guns were taken from a person who had a revoked FOID card. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Amid Gun Violence, A Vigil For Peace

At least eight people were wounded in separate shootings during a bloody two hours Friday night on the Northwest and South sides.

06/21/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says every major city must deal with rising crime in summer, when temperatures get hotter. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Cops Ready For Expected Summer Spike In Crime

Summer is officially here, and – not surprisingly – Chicago saw a spate of shootings overnight. With hot and muggy conditions expected the next several days, the city could also see a typical spike in violent crime.

06/21/2013

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8 Wounded In Shootings Since Monday Afternoon

Eight people — including a 17-year-old boy left critically wounded — were shot Monday afternoon and evening throughout the city.

06/18/2013

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7 Injured In Gun Violence Since Thursday Night

At least seven people were injured in shootings across the city Thursday night and early Friday. A Chicago Police officer also shot a teen who ran from officers during a street stop early Friday in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood.

06/14/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Shootings Overnight

Two people were killed and at least 10 others were wounded by gunfire across Chicago since Tuesday evening.

06/12/2013

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (right) [Photo credit: Scott Olson/Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Rush Meets With Kirk To Discuss Gangster Disciple Plan

Two prominent Illinois lawmakers met today about controversial comments one made about how to get rid of gangs in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

06/04/2013

Chicago police investigate after a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in the 1700 block of West 85th Street on May 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Slain On South Side

Patrick Sykes, 15, returned to Chicago last week to visit family and friends. He was here for just five days before he was shot and killed Thursday a block away from his childhood home.

05/31/2013

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4 Dead, 11 Hurt In Shootings Since Wednesday Afternoon

Four people were killed and at least 11 others were wounded in shootings Wednesday and early Thursday.

05/29/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Durbin, Kirk Want Top Prosecutor Nominee To ‘Crush’ Street Gangs

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they’d like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.

05/29/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

5 Dead, 18 Wounded In Weekend Violence

Five people have been killed and at least 18 others wounded — including a 12-year-old boy left in critical condition — in shootings across the city since Friday night.

05/20/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Gun Violence Overnight

The outbreak of shootings came after a two-week period of relative calm and, once again, coincided with an improvement in the weather, as temperatures climbed into the 80s.

05/15/2013

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

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Anti-Gang Activist Loses Fourth Family Member To Violence

An Englewood man who spends his time fighting gang violence has had another relative murdered and he’s asking that there be no retaliation, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

05/13/2013

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1 Dead, 9 Wounded In Overnight Violence

One man was killed and nine were wounded in shootings across the city that began Wednesday afternoon and continued until just past midnight Thursday.

05/09/2013

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At Least 9 Hurt In Weekend Shootings

At least nine people were wounded in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend, including three men who were shot at the same time in the West Englewood neighborhood early Monday.

05/06/2013

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Man Shot In Humboldt Park

A man was wounded in a Saturday afternoon shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

05/04/2013

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Man Shot To Death On Far South Side

A man was found shot to death in the South Side Pullman neighborhood Thursday night with a bullet wound to the head.

05/03/2013

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