| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Just outside the West Side home where an 11-year-old was fatally shot, hundreds gathered Sunday to pray, cry, hug and say it can’t happen again.
As the group grieved Shamiya Adams’ death and comforted her family, they hoped aloud that Friday...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:50 PM
At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said.
Shambreyh R. Barfield, 21,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:39 AM
A young woman was killed and at least eight other people injured in shootings on the South and West sides overnight, police said.
Jaynisha Scheffer, 19, was walking down the sidewalk with a group of people in the 2200 block of West 68th Street in West...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Chicago logged 18 gunshot homicides in the last week through Wednesday afternoon, with many of the killings occurring on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
Much of the violence happened during the Fourth of July weekend,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:24 PM
For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.
It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
| Jul 22, 2014
Every day with a homicide is a bad day. And every day Chicago loses a young person with promise and vitality, this city is shamed.
We wrote those words almost a year and a half ago — although it could have been any day among tens of thousands of...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
She was making s'mores when the bullet tore through a wall Friday night on the West Side, fatally wounding the 11-year-old who'd been enjoying a sleepover with friends.
Thirteen hours later, ingredients were still spread out on the bed.
A pack of...
| Jul 10, 2014
Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years.
A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police.
That brought to 36 the number of people who...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Three men were killed and at least seven people injured in shootings across the city Sunday night and Monday morning, with another man apparently stabbed to death, authorities said.
Monday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood, police were...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:01 PM
One person is dead and at least five others have been wounded in separate shootings on the city's South and West sides since late Saturday morning, police said.
The latest shooting happened shortly before midnight near 51st and Wood streets in the city'...