Boy, 8, Found Dead In Closet In Lawndale; Police Say Suicide Is LikelyIn a heart-wrenching experience for all involved, police were called out to a home in North Lawndale after a family discovered an 8-year-old boy hanging dead in the closet.
Teenage Boy Killed, 3 Others Wounded In Lower West Side ShootingOne teenage boy was killed, and two other teens and a man in his 20s were wounded, in a shooting Tuesday evening in the Lower West Side community.
Man Shot Dead In South Loop Parking LotA man was shot and killed Tuesday evening in a parking lot in the South Loop.
Mother Dies, Three Injured In Little Village FireA 24-year-old woman has died, after an early morning fire that also injured her husband and two children in the Little Village neighborhood. A law enforcement source said investigators suspect a citronella candle might have started the fire.
Teen Slain In North LawndaleKimon Wheeler got into a fight with someone who then pulled out a gun and shot him in the back about 10 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Cullerton Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Firefighter Injured In Extra-Alarm Blaze In PilsenThe fire at the vacant building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton Street was first reported about 3 a.m. and was upgraded to a two-alarm blaze 20 minutes later.
Woman Killed By Falling Piece Of Gargoyle Statue Outside ChurchPart of a gargoyle statue struck the woman in the head after falling from the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago at 19th and Michigan, just after noon.
Girl, 17, Shot In The Head In PilsenPolice said the girl and her boyfriend were sitting in a car in the 1000 block of West Cullerton Street around 1:45 a.m., when someone approached and fired shots into the vehicle.