West Garfield Park
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.
The two were driving in a vehicle about 12:25 a.m. in the 600 block of South Independence Boulevard when a dark colored SUV pulled alongside them and someone inside opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
Witnesses told police they heard shots and saw a man lying on the ground about 10:30 p.m. in the 700 block of South Springfield Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said, citing preliminary information.
About 10:50 p.m., officers found the 37-year-old lying face-down in a pool of blood inside the home in the 4300 block of West Lexington Street, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
Early Saturday, a man was killed and three others were hurt in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The four men were inside a vehicle about 3 a.m. when they were shot in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street.
Anthony Davis, 33, of the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street, is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 20 shooting death of 16-year-old Cortez Rivers in the West Garfield Park neighborhoood, authorities said.
The four men were inside a vehicle about 3 a.m. when they were shot in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street, police said.
The 16-year-old was in the 3900 block of West Wilcox Street about 9:15 p.m. when someone wearing a dark gray hoodie approached and fired shots, police said.
Firefighters were waiting for building inspectors to allow them to begin searching the rubble for victims in what’s left of the apartment building near Van Buren Street and Kostner Avenue.
About 1:15 a.m., a friend of the 24-year-old man saw him lying on the sidewalk in the 4000 block of West Wilcox with multiple gunshot wounds and drove him to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 14-year-old boy was in the 1100 block of North Leclaire at 2:52 p.m. when two males approached him, and one of the males shot the boy.
Chicago police say the boy discovered a loaded gun, which went off while he or a playmate was handling it.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 9 p.m. Sunday in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Cook County prosecutors said the 18-year-old man accused of killing 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was aiming for a group rival gang members who had attacked a friend in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, even though that friend told him the boys who had beaten him were not there.
An 18-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was felled by a stray bullet while at a sleepover in West Garfield Park.
A 19-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl were sitting on a porch with a group of people about 10:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Arthington Street when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle.
Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot Friday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
A 19-year-old woman was shot and killed Monday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, and at least seven other people were wounded in various other shootings across the city.
Daniel Jones, 30, was shot in the head about 4:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Washington Street.
A man was killed in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said.