Police were questioning several persons of interest Tuesday morning, after an elderly man was killed and three others were wounded, when gunfire erupted outside a home on the Far South Side.
The first fatal shooting on the day occurred in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot at 2:55 p.m. in the 900 block of West Agatite, police said. He was dead at the scene.
About 7:20 p.m., Bernard Monroe found lying on the ground in the 11400 block of South Prairie Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Derrius Drakes, 23, was standing outside about 4:30 p.m. in the 11300 block of South Parnell when someone shot him in the back, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office agreed Wednesday to conduct DNA tests on blood and hair found on the body of a young boy murdered more than two decades ago.
A woman is in critical condition after being found stabbed in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side on Saturday afternoon.
The blaze began in the second floor of the single-family home in the 11500 block of South Lafeyette Avenue at 12:23 a.m., Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez said. Someone made it to the roof and jumped off to escape the fire.
The man was driving south about 2:45 a.m. when his vehicle crashed into a parked car, which then crashed into several other cars in the 9900 block of South State Street, police said, citing preliminary information.
A 10-year-old boy and his mother have both been hospitalized after being bitten by a dog in the South Side Roseland neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, according to Chicago Fire Media.
A 15-year-old boy shot dead during a robbery attempt was among three people killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city this weekend.
A 27-year-old man was shot to death in a drive-by attack on Friday evening in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Nine people were shot throughout the city on Tuesday, including two teenagers who were waiting for a bus.
Over the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.
At least four people are in critical condition after being exposed to dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide in a residence in the Roseland neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
The sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great… as long as you don’t live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.
An 18-year-old woman was fatally shot early Sunday while she was in a Belmont Cragin apartment on the Northwest Side. Alexandra Burgos was sitting in an apartment in the 5300 block of West Oakdale about 12:35 a.m. when gunshots came from outside and struck her in the head.
A teenage boy was shot Sunday morning in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Most recently, two men were wounded in a shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The men, ages 22 and 24, were standing outside in the 1800 block of South Hamlin about 9:15 p.m., when someone shot them both.
The man, 20, and the 17-year-old boy were sitting on a porch near 95th Street and Harvard Avenue at 8:35 p.m. when four unknown males walked up and started shooting, police said. The man was shot in the back, and the boy in the nose.
Some county and union leaders are demanding action after the rape of a pregnant Chicago State University student, allegedly by a teen on electronic monitoring.