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 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.
A 13-year-old boy who failed to bring a parent to a parent-teacher conference at his school last May was whipped with an electric cord by an “angry” family member, prosecutors alleged in court Sunday.
A man was killed and a teenager was critically wounded Monday morning in a Back of the Yards neighborhood shooting on the South Side.
The latest shooting happened about 11 p.m., when two men were wounded in a drive-by attack in the Gresham neighborhood.
The man, 20, was shot shortly after 2 a.m. near 116th Street and Stewart Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said. Witnesses told police they heard five or six shots and saw two males running away from the scene of the shooting.
Early Thursday morning, a 39-year-old man was fatally shot at a gas station in the Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood.
The man, who is in his 20s, was walking in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue about 3:15 a.m. when a male approached on foot and fired multiple shots
Most recently, a man was grazed by a bullet Thursday night in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Flames were shooting out the window of a home near 117th Place and Lowe Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when firefighters first arrived. The homeowners were not at home, but someone told firefighters there were two dogs inside, trapped in a back room
The vehicle was driven in to a building near 119th Street and Eggleston Avenue about 5:10 a.m.
The suspect attacked each woman from behind, and showed or implied he had a handgun. He covered each victim’s head with a piece of clothing, and forced them into a vehicle, where he raped them.
At least 12 people — including two teenage boys — have been wounded in shootings on the South and West Sides since Monday afternoon.
About 1:35 a.m., the two were passengers in a vehicle in the 0 – 100 block of East 121st Street, when they were shot by at least one offender from another vehicle, police said.
Vaughn Holeman was shot in the chest and under the arm about 3:40 p.m. in the 200 block of West 116th Street, less than a mile from his home in the 400 block of West 115th Street.
A 15-year-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon in a West Pullman neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side.
The family of a West Pullman woman killed Friday night outside her home says they are “stunned” by her death – and they’re planning a vigil this next Friday evening in the neighborhood.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood, where a 21-year-old woman was gunned down while riding in a car on Fullerton Avenue near Kedzie Boulevard.
Thirty-two-year-old Leonore Draper was shot in the arm and chest inside a car in the West Pullman neighborhood on Friday night.
Both men, 25 and 29, were at the corner of West 116th Place and South Peoria Street when they were shot about 1:30 a.m.