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4 Dead, 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Two men and a woman were sitting in a parked silver car in an alley in the 5400 block of South Ellis at 12:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said.

According to a security alert sent to University of Chicago students, the three victims are not affiliated with the school but ran into a campus parking garage at 55th and Ellis after the shooting. University police also responded to the shooting.

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About 6:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman and a man – thought to be in his 20s – were walking in the 2700 block of North Lavergne when someone got out of a car and opened fire, police said.

Luis A. Perez was found with a gunshot wound to the head about 5:20 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Perez, of the 2700 block of West 24th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

About 10:50 p.m., 36-year-old Courtney Jackson and another man were in a car in the 1100 block of North Springfield, when someone walked up and fired shots in their direction, police said. The shooter then ran away.

Jackson, of the 1400 block of North Lotus, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at 1:21 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Two 16-year-old boys were shot about 1:50 p.m. in the 900 block of North Trumbull, police said. The teens were inside a vehicle when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone fired shots, striking both teens.

A few minutes earlier, three men were shot about one mile west in the 900 block of North Karlov, police said.

About 10:10 p.m., Grand Crossing District officers on patrol near 71st Street and Paxton Avenue heard shots fired and saw a van speeding away from the area, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

The officers chased the man — identified as Jeffery Kemp — to 74th Street and Merrill Avenue and ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead he turned around and pointed it at the officers, authorities said. An officer then fired two shots, striking the man.

Kemp, of the 7400 block of South Jeffery, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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    A young Áfrican American male was shot and killed last night on 47th and Martín Luther King Drive, in the heart of Bronzeville.

    Rahm Emanuel was re~elected with majority support from the Áfrican American community.

    There was no regime change, therefore, it is business as usual, meaning murder, destabilization and disinvestment will continue to dominate black communities in Chicago

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Michelle Obama to Give Commencement Speech at King College Prep High School

Obama, a Chicago native, is speaking at King, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., because it is the winner of the first lady's FAFSA completion challenge. FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — is the financial form students use for scholarships and other financial grants.

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Police: One dead, one hurt in Bronzeville shooting

About 2:20 a.m., the man was shot multiple times as he drove his vehicle in the 400 block of East 47th Street, police said.

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3 men shot to death, 2 hurt in separate shootings on South Side

Police discovered a 26-year-old man unresponsive inside a silver sedan that crashed into a fire hydrant in the 400 block of East 47th Street, according to police. The man was sitting in the driver’s seat and had several gunshot wounds to the body, police said.

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The man, identified as D'Montre Smith, was standing outside in the 10200 block of South May Street when a dark-colored sedan drove past and someone inside fired gunshots, striking him in...

Earlier Monday afternoon, Marshawn Fleming, 18, was fatally shot in the 6000 block of South King Drive in the city's Washington Park neighborhood about 2:45 p.m., according to Officer Thomas Sweeney, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Fleming, of the 6800 block of South Wabash Avenue, was pronounced dead at 3:54 p.m. at Stroger Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

A 44-year-old man was shot in the arm while he was in a garage on the 7100 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said.

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One Dead, One Wounded In Bronzeville Shooting

About 2:20 a.m., the man was shot multiple times as he drove his vehicle in the 400 block of East 47th Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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1 killed, 1 wounded in Bronzeville shooting

...times around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday. He eventually drove into a fire hydrant near East 47th Street and South Vincennes Avenue. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene. A 26-year-old male passenger...

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Three people wounded in shooting on East 54th Street and South Ellis Avenue

Three people wounded in shooting on East 54th Street and South Ellis Avenue

Three people were shot and wounded one block from the University campus at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Monday. The shooting occurred at the 5400 block of South Ellis Avenue and the gunman is still at large. 

...off for police investigation. The victims subsequently fled to an on-campus parking garage at East 55th Street and South Ellis Avenue. The University issued a security alert at 2:16 a.m., two hours after the...

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