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Vonzell Banks, 17, fatally shot near Hadiya Pendleton Park, among 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

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4 Dead, 8 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

Among those who died was a 17-year-old boy who was shot near recently named Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King. The teen, identified as Vonzell Banks, a junior at Dunbar Vocational High School, was likely not the intended target, police said.

A man was shot in the shoulder and leg at about 11:45 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of East 44th Street in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood.

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The man and a 43-year-old woman were walking in an alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland when someone in a passing car fired shots at them, killing the man and injuring the woman.

A 41-year-old man was shot in the back and arm while sitting in a car at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday. The incident happened in the 4200 block of West Cermak in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man was shot at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of West 104th Street in the Roseland neighborhood.

A 33-year-old man was shot in the chin, arm and stomach at about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the foot at about 12:15 a.m. Friday in the 2100 block of West Randolph on the Near West Side.

A 19-year-old man was injured at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday when a gunman on a bicycle approached him and began firing shots. The incident happened in the 11800 block of South State in the West Pullman neighborhood.

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Teen killed in Bronzeville one of 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

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Teen killed at park named for Hadiya Pendleton: 'What a terrible tribute to her'

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired from a passing white vehicle. The man was wounded in the left shoulder and left leg and was taken to Provident Hospital. He was later taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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• A 41-year-old man was wounded about 3:20 a.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He was sitting in a parked car when he was hit in the back and right arm in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road.

• Just before midnight Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 200 block of West 104th Place in the Fernwood neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

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Teen Killed Near Hadiya Pendleton Park

The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

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Teens Shot Near Hadiya Pendleton Park Not Intended Targets, Police Say

The victims, ages 17 and 19, were playing basketball in the 4300 block of South King Drive when a male approached about 4:45 p.m. and asked if he could join, according to police sources. Moments later, a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire.

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Police: 4 Dead, 8 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings Since Thursday Evening

A 17-year-old boy — identified by relatives as Dunbar Vocational High School junior Vonzell Banks — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

At 11:45 p.m., a man was walking on a sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, striking him in the left shoulder and left thigh, police said.

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The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 3:20 a.m., the 41-year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 4200 block of West Cermak when he was shot in the back and right arm, police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition stabilized.

At 11:39 p.m., a 19-year-old man was standing outside in the 200 block of West 104th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

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Teens killed in Bronzeville one of 17 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was in North Lawndale early Saturday. At 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

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Fourth of July weekend violence amid stepped up police patrols

Vonzell Banks was shot in the back Friday afternoon, while playing basketball at the park in the 4300 block of South King Drive.

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1 killed, 5 wounded in shootings

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. Friday in the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, an "L" train occasionally rumbling in the background.

The man was walking on sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots form a passing white vehicle.

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

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At the scene in Bronzeville on the South Side, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park -- named after a student from King...

The man was sitting in a parked car when he was hit in the back and right arm in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road.

He was outside in the 200 block of West 104th Place when he was wounded by gunfire, police said.  

Around 7:45 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot on the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.

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Teen fatally shot in park named for Hadiya Pendleton

Around 4:45 p.m. Friday, the teens were playing basketball in the park near 44th and Calumet. Witnesses say they heard six or seven gunshots and saw the gunman jump into a white suv and speed away.

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1 killed, 2 wounded in shootings

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. on the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, the occasional rumbling sound of a passing "L" train in the background.

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

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At the scene in Bronzeville, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park – named after a student from King...

In addition to that shooting, a 33-year-old man was shot on the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood at 7:45 p.m., police said.

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Teen fatally shot in park named for Hadiya Pendleton

Around 4:45 p.m. Friday, the teens were playing basketball in the park near 44th and Calumet. Witnesses say they heard six or seven gunshots and saw the gunman jump into a white suv and speed away.

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One Killed, One Injured In Bronzeville Shooting

About 4:45 p.m., the boy and a 19-year-old man were both shot in the 4300 block of South King, according to preliminary information from police.

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Two teens shot, one killed near park slated to be renamed after Hadiya Pendleton

Officials said a 17-year-old and 19-year-old were shot in the park, currently called Buckthorn Park, located near East 44th Street and South Calumet Avenue.

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Planning requires everyone’s support

...well-paying community construction jobs and contracting opportunities. Additionally, Mariano’s decision to build on 38th Street and King Drive has prompted much needed development interest from potential investors hoping to capitalize from their presence...

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Absolutely, and that includes lower income Ida B. Wells public housing residents displaced by the CHA Plan for Transformation.

    The planning process must be convened in adjacent community and result in a Community Benefits Agreement.

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