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Four Killed, 24 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

Around 3:30 a.m., a shooting the 9900 block of South Torrence Avenue in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood left a 22-year-old man with gunshot wounds to...

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Police say the most recent victim was a 17-year-old boy shot in the 2200 block of South Marshall at around 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police say someone fired shots from a passing car at Ruth's Mini Club in the 8300 block of South Halsted at about 2:40 a.m.

A man was killed in front of a home in the 800 block of West 50th Place at about 2:45 a.m.

Shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, three people were shot and one was killed at a party in the back yard of a home in the 5000 block of West Potomac.

A 17-year-old male suffered a graze wound to the leg shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of West 112th Place. Police say the victim was walking on the sidewalk street when he was shot by someone across the street. The teen refused medical attention at the scene.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of West Madison. He was listed in stable condition.

Around 6 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, police said. The teen was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. Details surrounding the shooting weren’t immediately available.

About 15 minutes earlier, another 18-year-old man was shot in the 10700 block of South Hoxie Street in the South Deering neighborhood, police said. The teen was shot in the temple and...

Roughly 15 minutes earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 9800 block of South Yates, also in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. The man was shot in the calf and taken...

Just before 3 a.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace. The man told police he was walking on the block when someone walked up and shot him in the leg. The man was taken to Evanston Hospital by a family member and was listed in stable condition.

...m., police said a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 100 block of North Hoyne Avenue. The man was transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in stable...

...old man was shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive. The man was in the 2500 block of Lake Shore Drive near the Park West neighborhood when someone inside a light-colored vehicle pulled alongside him...

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 4500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. The man was standing outside when someone drove by in a silver-colored SUV and...

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg around 10:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Rockwell Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police said. The man told police he “heard shots and felt pain.” He was taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Around 9:50 p.m., a 19-year-old man took himself to Provident Hospital with a gunshot wound to the groin. The man told authorities he had been shot hours earlier in the 700 block of West Garfield Boulevard. He said he felt pain in his abdomen but did not immediately realize he had been shot.

Just after 9 p.m. Friday, two people were shot in the 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 20-year-old man...

  • Helen, the fact that "Juneway Jungle" is now a perjorative instead of just a neighborhood nickname like "Old Irving Park" means that things have gone very, very wrong, and that can only be cured by good neighbors like you and FutureExChi (there have to be others) who are sick of...

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    Helen, the fact that "Juneway Jungle" is now a perjorative instead of just a neighborhood nickname like "Old Irving Park" means that things have gone very, very wrong, and that can only be cured by good neighbors like you and FutureExChi (there have to be others) who are sick of what's going on to do something about it. Something crazy. Like taking pictures and video of things you see going on (1 picture=1000 words; 1 video=1million) and giving them to the alderman and the police. (Videos, shot by one concerned neighbor, is one reason that drug ring on the west side got broken up.) If necessary, contact the landlords involved. Contact the media. Keep a database of the problem buildings and a list of when you've called the police and why. And when one of these buildings has a date in Housing Court, somebody, (more than likely retired) is going to have to show up to advocate for concerned residents. If Section 8 renters are the problem, there needs to be an ongoing dialogue with the CHA.

    Sound extreme, Helen? It is. It's the difference between popping pills and invasive surgery. But sometimes, the surgery is the only thing that works.

    And I'm here to tell you Helen, staying up in the grilles of the people who can do something about this is not going to win you any popularity contests. You may be called "crazy" and worse, as I have, by some of your less courageous neighbors, the slumlords who operate some of these buildings, and the problem tenants themselves. But you've lived there 55 years and, presumably, you'd like to see "Juneway Jungle" become just a nickname again, so it shouldn't matter.

  • I came to Chicago from the Philippines. I love this city and its people. Although I am aware of the problems with guns and violence since I happen to live in the not so good part of Woodlawn. I think we need to come together as artistmac has advocated and...

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    I came to Chicago from the Philippines. I love this city and its people. Although I am aware of the problems with guns and violence since I happen to live in the not so good part of Woodlawn. I think we need to come together as artistmac has advocated and reclaim the neighborhoods we are in. There is more than the guns and gangsters problems. The root cause maybe is breakdown of family values, and the absence of faith and spirituality as I see it. Philippines is poor but family and community values are deeply rooted in us. These young folks who involve in gangs are lost children who wants to belong. Too bad, they can only find it in gangs. And we can't rely only on government to clean that up. As they say it takes a whole village..

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3-Year-Old Boy Among 13 Shot Overnight in Chicago

Around 3:30 a.m., a shooting the 9900 block of South Torrence Avenue in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood left a 22-year-old man with gunshot wounds to...

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Police believe the toddler found a gun in a home in the 4300 block of West Monroe Street around 7:30 p.m. Friday and the gun fired when he or a playmate was handling it.

Around 6 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, police said. The teen was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. Details surrounding the shooting weren’t immediately available.

About 15 minutes earlier, another 18-year-old man was shot in the 10700 block of South Hoxie Street in the South Deering neighborhood, police said. The teen was shot in the temple and...

Roughly 15 minutes earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 9800 block of South Yates, also in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. The man was shot in the calf and taken...

Just before 3 a.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace. The man told police he was walking on the block when someone walked up and shot him in the leg. The man was taken to Evanston Hospital by a family member and was listed in stable condition.

...m., police said a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 100 block of North Hoyne Avenue. The man was transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in stable...

...old man was shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive. The man was in the 2500 block of Lake Shore Drive near the Park West neighborhood when someone inside a light-colored vehicle pulled alongside him...

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 4500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. The man was standing outside when someone drove by in a silver-colored SUV and...

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg around 10:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Rockwell Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police said. The man told police he “heard shots and felt pain.” He was taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Around 9:50 p.m., a 19-year-old man took himself to Provident Hospital with a gunshot wound to the groin. The man told authorities he had been shot hours earlier in the 700 block of West Garfield Boulevard. He said he felt pain in his abdomen but did not immediately realize he had been shot.

Just after 9 p.m. Friday, two people were shot in the 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 20-year-old man...

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11 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday afternoon

The 22-year-old was shot in the groin and both legs in the 9900 block of South Torrence, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

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The gun may have been aaccidentallydischarged by the boy or a playmate about 7:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Monroe, police said.

About 6:46 a.m., the 18-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The shooting may have been gang-related and the man is a documented gang member, police said.

The male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot about 5:46 a.m. in the 10700 block of South Hoxie, police said, citing preliminary information. His condition and hospital information was not available.

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11 Wounded In Citywide Shootings Since Friday Afternoon

The 22-year-old was shot in the groin and both legs in the 9900 block of South Torrence, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

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The gun may have been accidently discharged by the boy or a playmate about 7:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Monroe, police said.

About 6:46 a.m., the 18-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The shooting may have been gang-related and the man is a documented gang member, police said.

The male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot about 5:46 a.m. in the 10700 block of South Hoxie, police said, citing preliminary information. His condition and hospital information was not available.

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11 shot across Chicago since Friday afternoon

The 22-year-old was shot in the groin and both legs in the 9900 block of South Torrence, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

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The gun may have been accidently discharged by the boy or a playmate about 7:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Monroe, police said.

About 6:46 a.m., the 18-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The shooting may have been gang-related and the man is a documented gang member, police said.

The male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot about 5:46 a.m. in the 10700 block of South Hoxie, police said, citing preliminary information. His condition and hospital information was not available.

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