Willie Brown, 18, was charged with murder for the death of 4-month-old Demari Brown, whom he was watching on Sept. 26, 2013 at the child’s home in the 6000 block of South Honore, authorities said. Brown was found not guilty of all charges Tuesday following a bench trial before Judge Vincent Gaughan, court records show.
Over the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.
Two women were shot Saturday afternoon in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
One woman was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting on the South Side Wednesday.
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.
Seven people were taken to hospitals Wednesday morning, after high carbon monoxide readings were detected at a West Englewood high school.
The most recent fatal shooting happened after an armed robbery attempt just before midnight in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
About 9:45 p.m., the two were standing on the front porch of a building in the 1500 block of West 72nd Place when three males walked by and at least one of them opened fire, police said.
The man told police he had been shot in the 6700 block of South Hermitage Avenue.
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 man was shot and killed early Saturday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
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 18-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Hoyne about 10:40 p.m. when a dark colored sedan drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said. The man was shot in the upper back.
The 44-year-old woman was standing on the front porch of a residence in the 7200 block of South Marshfield Avenue when she was shot in the abdomen at 8:45 p.m., police said.
About 12:35 a.m., a 23-year-old man was driving a silver van south on Damen Avenue near 69th Street. The man didn’t stop at a red light and hit an SUV that was traveling west on 69th Street. The man driving the van hit a pole before stopping, police said.
A man died after he was shot multiple times in the chest and crashed his vehicle Wednesday morning in the South Side Burnside neighborhood, police said.
Most recently, a restaurant security guard shot and killed a man who pulled a knife on him early Sunday in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.
A man was killed and two other people were wounded in a West Englewood neighborhood shooting Saturday night.
The 19-year-old was in the 5700 block of South Marshfield Avenue about 2:40 p.m. when he was shot in the head, police said.
The 30-year-old was standing on the front porch of a home in the 5700 block of South Throop Street about 10:30 p.m. when he felt pain and realized he had been shot in the shoulder and leg.