McCarthy, who has been one of the most vocal critics of the law allowing Illinois residents to carry concealed firearms in public, warned there will be confrontations that could escalate into deadly shootings.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said February’s homicide total was one of the lowest ever, and continued a trend of dropping violent crime that started more than a year ago.
Chicago’s top cop says a new police tactic for toning down violence – derided by some critics as “hug-a-thug” – has been getting positive results.
In the most recent fatal shooting, a 17-year-old was shot and killed Sunday afternoon on the Near West Side.
Two men were shot — one fatally — about 10:30 p.m. Friday while they were traveling west in a vehicle in the 1800 block of West 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood.
The youth violence that has too often drawn a national spotlight on Chicago has taken a significant dip, a new analysis shows.
A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Little Village neighborhood Sunday afternoon. The boy, whose identity was not immediately released, was shot in the abdomen and side about 4:50 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Kedvale Avenue.
A man died Wednesday evening after he was shot in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Early Wednesday morning, another man on the West Side was killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
About 7:35 p.m., 20-year-old Arin Williams was shot while he was in the bathroom of a restaurant in the 800 block of North Lake Street. About 8:25 p.m., 22-year-old Rachel Taylor was shot in the abdomen in the 500 block of Charles Street.
Marquise Harris was fatally shot late Saturday by a friend of his girlfriend after the couple argued at a gathering in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
Two people are dead – including a teenage boy – and at least eight other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 2 a.m. Monday at a stoplight in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road.
The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred Wednesday evening when two teens were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about midnight Monday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night when a man was shot in the head in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Five men were killed and at least four other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday.
The most recent fatal shooting occurred about 5:20 a.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. Officers found an unresponsive, 41-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue.
Two men were killed and at least six other people were hurt in violence across the city Monday.
Two men were killed and at least 14 other people have been wounded in shootings since the Thanksgiving weekend began Wednesday night.
The most recent shooting happened early Friday when a man was shot through a window while he was sitting in a home in the South Shore neighborhood.