Despite comparable resources to other big city’s, Chicago’s violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles — why?
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 2:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 69th Place found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the hip, police said.
Johnson: It’s annoying that people constantly scream about year-to-year shooting statistics on every article that decides to use a different stat, and it’s annoying that we (the press) cling to year-to-year changes as if two years can tell our readers everything they need to know. Two years is nothing!
Two men, ages 31 and 35, were standing on a sidewalk Friday night in the 0-100 block of South Kostner when they heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. The older man, later identified as Michael Harrison, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The fatal shooting–the first of the new year–happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Most recently, two males were shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Thursday night.
The number of murders in Chicago was down 3 percent compared the previous year. The number equates to the fewest since 1965.
The most recent fatal shooting was a double homicide that left another man injured Sunday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
At least eight people were shot across Chicago since Christmas Eve.
Five men were killed and at least 13 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday, police said.
A robbery Sunday evening in the Austin neighborhood left a man dead and an 8-year-old boy injured. Ron Hernandez, 45, was standing on the sidewalk about 5:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
In the most recent fatal shooting, a man was killed and another was wounded Wednesday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side.
Nine people were shot throughout the city on Tuesday, including two teenagers who were waiting for a bus.
At 4:49 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The man was shot several times in the 900 block of North Central Park Avenue, police said.
In the most recent shooting, a man was seriously wounded in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
The most recent fatal shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side left one man dead and another wounded early Saturday.
About 7 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in the 7200 block of South Carpenter Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:26 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday evening in the West Pullman neighborhood. About 5 p.m., police found a 30-year-old man unresponsive on the sidewalk in the 11600 block of South Racine with a gunshot wound to his back, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Monday in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was standing in an alley with friends in the 2100 block of North Merrimac when someone walked up, yelled gang slogans and shot him in the face, police said.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Monday on the South Side. About 12:20 a.m., Andrew Brown, 46, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest on a sidewalk in the 3000 block of East Cheltenham Place, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.