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Updated 14 hours ago

1 dead, 7 wounded in Wednesday shootings

About 3:45 p.m., the 19-year-old was walking in the 4100 block of West Maypole when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition.

He was driving in the 4700 block of West Van Buren about 1:30 a.m. when someone passing in a silver car fired a bullet that grazed his head, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

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The 50-year-old man was killed and a 38-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday night. About 9:50 p.m., the two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 3600 block of West 16th Street when two males walked up and opened fire, police said.

He was standing on the porch of a home in the 9200 block of South Justine about 3:30 a.m. when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. He was struck in the forearm and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

Jun 21

Updated Jun 23

2 dead, 15 injured in city shootings

The man was in the 4500 block of West Washington Boulevard when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the foot, Estrada said.

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The man was walking with another man in the 4200 block of West Division Street when an attacker approached him and fired shots, police said.

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue and found the man dead and a 46-year-old woman wounded, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department.

The woman was sitting on a porch, talking to a friend, in the 3800 block of South Honore Street when someone the woman knew fired gunshots, Gaines said.

The man was walking near the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Pulaski Road when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, Gaines said.

The man was in the 7700 block of South Racine Avenue when he was shot in the abdomen, Gaines said.

The man was outside in the 3000 block of West Armitage Avenue when he was shot in the calf, Gaines said.

The woman was walking in the 1200 block of North Maplewood Avenue when she was struck by stray bullet fired from a passing vehicle after several people nearby started arguing, police said, citing preliminary information.

At 6:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg on the 2600 block of West Division Street and managed to get himself to Norwegian American Hospital, police said. The boy was in good condition. Police said the shooting appeared to be gang-related.

At 5:22 p.m., two men were on the 3500 block of West McLean Avenue when a vehicle drove up to them and someone began firing, police said.

At 5:27 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot on the 4500 block of South Francisco Avenue, police said. The teen was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

At 3:30 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the right knee in the 3100 block of West Belden Avenue in the city's Palmer Square neighborhood, said police.

In two other shootings, a 21-year-old man was shot about 3 p.m. in the 2200 block of North Karlov Avenue in the West Side’s Hermosa neighborhood. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was stabilized.

Additionally, a 27-year-old man was shot about 2 p.m. in the city's Englewood neighborhood in the 6500 block of South Justine Street, police said. The man was shot in the arm and back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

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May 22

Updated Jun 01

1 dead, 16 wounded in city violence

The man was walking in the 4800 block of West Jackson Boulevard when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the right thigh and right calf, Alfaro said.

At the crime scene, police officers cordoned off a small part of Jackson Boulevard west of Cicero Avenue where they found two shell casings and a phone.

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The man who died was shot in the face in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue about 11:40 a.m., police said.

Gartman, of the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue, was later pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.   

The man was in walking in the 6900 block of South Talman Avenue when someone fired shots at him from a passing black vehicle, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

The woman was standing on a sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Wolcott Avenue when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, striking her in both legs, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 6800 block of South East End Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, Alfaro said.

Both men were found in an alley in the 1300 block of West 31st Place during a narcotics-related shooting, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 12100 block of South Parnell Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit in the left buttocks, Alfaro said.

The man was walking through an alley with another male in the 3100 block of West Lawrence Avenue when somebody inside a nearby black SUV fired shots, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue when a male attacker walked up to him and fired shots, hitting him in the lower left leg.

At 7:30 p.m. a 56-year-old man was on the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood when he was shot, police said.

The vehicle was on the 4700 block of South Karlov Avenue when he discovered that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his knee, Sweeney said. The man managed to get to Mount Sinai hospital where he was listed in good condition, Sweeney said.

At 5:30 p.m., a 27-year-old man was injured on the 6900 block of South Paulina Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, Sweeney said.

The man was sitting on the porch of a residence in the 700 block of East 90th Place when an unknown gunman walked up to him and fired shots, striking him in the back, Gaines said.

Earlier at 2:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the 7800 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, according to police.

The man was stabbed in a home in the 4400 block of South King Drive about 8:55 a.m., said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

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May 26

Updated May 30

12 Killed, 43 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

The 47-year-old woman was shot about 2 a.m. by her boyfriend in the 4800 block of West Madison, police said.

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...She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and...

...a 17-year-old boy was shot in the back and the leg in the 4900 block of West Erie, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died. The Cook County...

...the Northwest Side, police said. He was shot about 2:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of North Hamlin. He was sitting passenger in a vehicle when another vehicle pulled up, and someone inside...

The boys, 14 and 15, were outside in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove about 8:15 p.m. when someone fired shots from a light-colored sedan, police said. Emergency crews found the older boy unresponsive in an alley with a gunshot wound in his back.

Raheem Dameron, 15, of the 5600 block of South Justine, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said. The younger boy was shot in the foot and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Police said the 15-year-old had documented gang ties.

...shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was driving in the 3300 block of West Division about 4 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside fired...

About 3:20 p.m., LaSean Barnes, 38, was in the 3200 block of West Maypole when someone fired shots from a passing beige conversion van, authorities said. The van then drove off east on Maypole.

Barnes, of the 3000 block of West Polk, was shot in the right side of his abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

...About 12:45 a.m., four people were denied entry to a party in the 6100 block of South Honore, police said. The four males then surrounded the party and opened fire, striking three people...

...wounded in a shooting in South Shore. They were standing on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South East End Avenue at 12:27 a.m. when a gunman fired shots, police said. One of them...

About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a man was found shot to death in an alley in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Daniel Rivera, 27, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his face in an alley in the 4700 block of North Albany, authorities said.

Rivera, who lived in the 7200 block of North Damen, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

Weathers, of the 5000 block of West West End Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 p.m., authorities said.

Officers responding to the 1000 block of West 14th Place about 2:10 a.m. found the man unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The holiday weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in Wicker Park. Carlos F. Marino, 34, was sitting on the front porch of a home with two other people in the 1700 block of West Pierce when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities said.

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May 29

Call for support to send Chicago Youth Leaders to the Annual NAACP Convention

Friends and Partners of Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders:
We have a very motivated and inspiring Youth Council on the West Side of Chicago, who has been actively involved in many Youth Organizing, Development, Community Rallies, Prayer Marches and Pitching other Young People on remaining Drug and Violence Free. Please consider helping them!

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 5th is Anti-Violence & Prevention Day in Chicago

Unfortunately, these efforts have always been conducted and facilitated with...

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Friends and Partners of Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders:
We have a very motivated and inspiring Youth Council on the West Side of Chicago, who has been actively involved in many Youth Organizing, Development, Community Rallies, Prayer Marches and Pitching other Young People on remaining Drug and Violence Free. Please consider helping them!

SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 5th is Anti-Violence & Prevention Day in Chicago

Unfortunately, these efforts have always been conducted and facilitated with no State and/or City Funding. With this being a REAL issue in the Engagement, Education and Empowerment of our Future Leaders, we are PERSONALLY requesting from people of FAITH, SUBSTANCE and HOPE, to consider making a investment in the future of our Young People, via making a donation to send a couple of our Youth Leaders to the Annual NAACP Convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA, during the month of July 2015.

What Can You Do To Help, simply make a small financial donation in the amount of $5, $10, $15, or more to the West Garfield Park Youth Council http://www.fatherswhocare.org/west-garfield-park-youth-council.html

Your investment in our future leaders would be acknowledged on our weekly television shows, print and social media outlets, as well in our community work.

For more info on our efforts:
http://www.austinweeklynews.com/Community/Blogs/4-20-2015/West-Garfield-Park-Community-Stakeholders-hosted-Campaign-to-Reduce-Underage-Drinking-on-April-18/

http://www.austinweeklynews.com/News/Articles/4-21-2015/Community-rallies-to-prevent-underage-drinking/

http://www.fatherswhocare.org/west-garfield-park-youth-council.html

Please make all checks payable to Fathers Who Care, your immediate attention in this very important endeavor is GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Fathers Who Care
C/O Rev. Walter Jones, Jr.
4540 West Washington, Blvd., Chicago, IL 60624
773-287-5821
fatherswhocare.org

Thanking you in advance!

May 22

Updated May 22

Man allegedly kills friend for not protecting dead pal

They joined a crowd at a memorial site at Kildare Avenue and Jackson Boulevard that evening to mourn the death, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. But before the night was over, one man opened fire and killed the other for failing to “protect” their slain pal, Cook County prosecutors said.

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Stewart, now 34, was arrested Tuesday at ABC Choice, where he works as a salesman, assistant public defender Julie Koehler said. ABC Choice, 4113 W. Roosevelt Road, is listed as a cellphone store.

Brown ordered Stewart, of the 1100 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, held on $2 million bail.

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