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Hey #blacklivesmatter and #gunsense crowd: More shootings in Chicago this past weekend

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MyFoxChicago: Five people have been killed and at least 24 others wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting was a double homicide that left a third person injured early Sunday in Humboldt Park. About 2:35 a.m., the three were in a dark car heading southbound in the 500 block of North Avers when shots were fired from the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, and the front-seat passenger, a man whose age wasn’t available, were both shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths but did not release more details. A 26-year-old woman in the backseat suffered a graze wound to the right ankle and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said.

Late Saturday, a man was shot dead and another wounded in Greater Grand Crossing, police said. The men, both 21, were walking about 10:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 73rd Street when a gunman got out of a black car nearby and opened fire, police said.

Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. One was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead, police said. The other was shot in the left leg. The medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm that fatality.

Early Saturday, a 32-year-old man was fatally shot in a gang-related attack in Austin. About 12:50 a.m., he was walking with another person in the 4900 block of West Hubbard when shots rang out and he was hit in the abdomen and right shoulder. He was dead at the scene, police said. Authorities had not released his name as of Saturday night.

A 17-year-old boy died in the weekend’s first homicide about 6:45 p.m. Friday in North Lawndale. Donell Morrison was shot in the back in the 1200 block of South Kolin, authorities said. Morrison, of the 1300 block of South Kostner, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Little Village. About 5:30 a.m., a 27-year-old man was in the 2600 block of West 23rd Street when someone started shooting from a blue minivan. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and side. His condition stabilized, police said.

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At least 21 other people have suffered gunshot wounds in attacks across the city since 3 p.m. Friday.

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Judge rules that 2014 law overhauling Chicago pensions is unconstitutional

Rita Novak

Rita Novak

Fox News: A Cook County judge has thrown out a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two Chicago pension funds.

Judge Rita Novak said Friday the law is unconstitutional.

The overhaul sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees.

Workers, retirees and labor unions sued, saying the Illinois Constitution protects retirement benefits. Novak agreed, citing an Illinois Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that said similar changes to state pension funds were unconstitutional.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said without the overhaul pension funds will become insolvent. City officials also have said residents will likely see huge tax increases without pension reform.

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Chicago has the worst-funded pension systems of any major U.S. city.

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Gun control, Chicago style: 3 dead, 31 wounded in weekend shootings

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MyFoxChicago: Three men were killed and at least 31 other people wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot repeatedly late Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 10 p.m. in the 500 block of North Avers found Elbert Farris on the ground outside with multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one to the head, police said.

Farris, of the 800 block of North Latrobe, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Early Saturday, a 30-year-old man was found shot dead inside a vehicle in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. About 4 a.m., officers discovered Jemel O’Brien slumped over the wheel of a white car in the 7400 block of South Eggleston with gunshot wounds to the arm and groin, authorities said. O’Brien, of the 400 block of West 75th Street, was dead at the scene.

Three hours earlier, a 25-year-old man was killed and an 18-year-old man injured in a shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

The two were in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw about 1 a.m. when a light-colored van pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. The older man was shot several times in the chest and arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities were not releasing his name Sunday night. The younger man also suffered a graze wound to his back. His condition had stabilized, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened early Monday in North Lawndale. The shooting happened in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt about 2:50 a.m., police said. The 22-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot, police said. He was listed in good condition.

The weekend’s first shooting left five men wounded in West Garfield Park about 5 p.m. Friday. The men were standing outside about in the 4400 block of West Maypole when someone fired shots, police said. The shooter then jumped into a compact SUV, which sped away.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the back and chest, and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 22-year-old was shot in the right elbow and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

A 19-year-old was shot in the right hand, and a 23-year-old was shot in the left hand, but hospital information was not immediately available, police said. Another 19-year-old suffered a graze wound to the left leg and was treated at the scene.

At least 24 other people have been shot in other attacks since 6:20 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot two people in separate incidents over the weekend.

Most recently, an officer shot a male suspect who they said was repeatedly beating another person with a bat about 4 a.m. in the 1500 North Clybourn in Lincoln Park. The suspect—whose age wasn’t known—and the battery victim were taken to hospitals in unknown conditions.

Early Sunday, police shot a robbery suspect who pointed a gun at authorities at 3:45 p.m. in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said. The suspect, whose age wasn’t known, was being treated at a hospital and was in an unknown condition as of Sunday afternoon.

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Another deadly weekend in Chicago: 4 killed, 18 wounded in shootings

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MyFoxChicago: Four men were killed and at least 18 other people — including a 12-year-old boy — have been injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday night, police said.

A baby boy being pushed in a stroller died Saturday afternoon when he was run down by a vehicle fleeing a deadly gang shooting in Woodlawn, the police said. Dillan Harris had celebrated his first birthday May 21.

“I tried to save my baby,” his mother said later Saturday as she gathered with grieving relatives on the South Side.  She said she’d been standing, waiting at a bus stop at 63rd and Ellis a little before 2 p.m. Saturday with her three kids — Dillan and his two older sisters. On a warm day, they were headed for a family outing to the 63rd Street Beach.

That’s when a westbound car, which the Chicago Police Department said was fleeing a  shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man, raced up. “All of a sudden, they swerved and hit a pole and hit my baby,” said the mother, who declined to give her name.

She said she tried to push all of her kids out of the way but didn’t have enough time to get Dillan clear of the danger. “It happened in the blink of an eye,” she said. “When I looked up, they were just there. I tried my best to save my baby.” When she saw the stroller had been hit, she said, “I knew he was gone.”

Rapper Capo

Rapper Capo

The 22-year-old man was shot in the hip and back and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Chicago rapper Capo, whose real name is Marvin Carr, by the manager of Chief Keef’s group “Glo Gang.” Police were questioning two people late Saturday afternoon in connection with both incidents.

Earlier Saturday, a man was fatally shot at an Austin neighborhood party on the West Side. Three men with known gang ties were outside in the 200 block of South Laramie about 3:15 a.m. when they got into a fight and gunfire erupted, police said. A 26-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 27-year-old man shot in both legs and a 24-year-old man shot in one leg were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The older man was listed in critical condition, and the younger man’s condition was stabilized, police said. About an hour earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

About 2:15 a.m., Tarvares Herron was at the wheel of an SUV at a red light in the 6900 block of South Lafayette when he began talking with two females in a black car who were also stopped at the light, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. A male in the back seat of the black car then pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking Herron in the head, authorities said. The car sped away eastbound. Herron, of the 5900 block of South Wabash, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:39 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

The  weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 11:10 p.m. Friday in Grand Crossing’s 7500 block of South Langley. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found a 25-year-old man lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where he later died, police said. It was the same block where another man was shot to death by a Chicago Police officer the previous night.

Saturday evening, a 12-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded in the South Chicago neighborhood. The boy was standing outside about 5 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Saginaw when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in serious-but-stable condition.

The city’s most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 6:40 a.m. Sunday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. A 24-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to both legs in the 4500 block of South Wood, police said. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

At least 14 others have been shot across Chicago since about 7:15 p.m. Friday.

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The Chicago Way: Too many dead & shot, and father of 7-year-old victim is notorious gang member who won’t cooperate with law enforcement

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CBS Chicago: Fourth of July weekend shootings have left seven people dead — including a 7-year-old boy — and at least 38 others injured since Thursday evening.

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Seven-year-old Amari Brown* was killed in a shooting that also left a 26-year-old woman wounded late Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Amari, who lived in the 500 block of North Drake, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:56 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the boy and a 26-year-old woman were not the intended targets when they were shot while standing in the 1100 block of North Harding just before midnight. The woman was also shot in the chest and taken to Stroger, where her condition stabilized.

“It’s crazy. Like who would shoot a 7-year-old? He got shot in the chest. Who would do that? To a baby?” Amari’s grandmother, 52-year-old Vida Hailey asked as she waited for news outside Stroger. “All the kids that are getting killed out here – it’s crazy. When is it going to stop?”

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When is the mayor going to do something?

Early Sunday, a 23-year-old man was killed in a shooting that also left two others wounded in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood. The three were sitting inside a van in an alley near Sunnyside and Kimball about 2:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said. The 23-year-old was shot multiple times and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the right leg and taken to Masonic, where his condition was stabilized. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the right finger and was being treated at Swedish Covenant Hospital. A police source said all the victims are documented gang members.

About an hour and a half earlier, a man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood. The 26-year-old man was sitting in his car in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive about 1 a.m. when someone walked up and fired shots into the car, police said. He was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Police said the shooting is possibly gang-related.

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Friday afternoon in a Bronzeville neighborhood park named after slain King College Prep student Hadiya Pendleton. 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.

Banks, a Dunbar Vocational High School junior, was playing basketball with his older brother, Vinny, and some friends when he was shot, his aunt, LaShanda Childs, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He was a loving child, getting ready to be a senior at high school,” Childs said. “He was going to start a summer job on Monday. He was very excited about it.”

Like Pendleton — in whose honor the park was renamed just two months ago — Banks was shot in the back. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:31 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The man was shot in the right foot and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. Police said Banks and the 19-year-old were likely not the intended targets of the shooting.

Earlier Friday, a man was killed and a woman was wounded in a South Side Washington Heights neighborhood drive-by shooting on the South Side. 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 woman, 43, was shot in the abdomen and buttocks and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition had stabilized, police said.

A 26-year-old man was killed in the same block he lived in just after midnight Friday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. 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. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, the medical examiner’s office said.

An officer at the scene said the shooting — the second on that block in about nine hours — may have stemmed from a conflict involving the La Raza street gang. Neighbors said they heard about four to six gunshots.

“We were all in the kitchen you know, having bonding, family time, and this happens,” said 15-year-old Jocelyn Avila, who lives on the block and also heard gunshots from the other shooting at 3 p.m. Thursday.

The weekend’s first homicide happened Thursday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. 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.

On Saturday night, a man was shot in Streeterville shortly after the Navy Pier fireworks show. The 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen at 10:06 p.m. in the 200 block of East Ohio, according to police and fire officials. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said. A possible shooter was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered at the scene.

At least 32 others have been injured in shootings since 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

No where to be seen in Chicago...

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*As reported by the Chicago Sun Times last night (via Twitchy):

The bullet that fatally wounded 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July was meant for his father, Chicago’s top cop said Sunday. Antonio Brown, a ranking gang member with 45 previous arrests, was not cooperating with police as of Sunday afternoon as they tried to find his son’s killer, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said.”

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Take a wild guess as to what happened in Chicago this past weekend…

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MyFoxChicago: Two people were killed and at least 16 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

One man was shot dead and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.The men were standing on a corner in the 4400 block of South Honore about 12:30 a.m. when a red SUV and a light car pulled up and the occupants fired shots, police said. A 40-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 38-year-old man was shot in the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

People who knew the 40-year-old gathered under sheets of rain at the scene, some arguing with police about why his body was still on scene an hour after the shooting. Friends of the victim said he had been released from a three-year prison stint a couple months ago.

Carmen Galzan, 37, said she had grown up with the man in the neighborhood and described him as a “silly” and “funny” friend. She said he had been gang-affiliated since he was a kid. “He just came out of jail, and he was just tired,” Galzan said. “He was just tired of living this life.”

The other fatal shooting of the weekend happened early Saturday in Englewood. Kelly Burrell, 23, and a 20-year-old man were on a porch in the 7300 block of South Green at 2:50 a.m. Saturday when a light-colored vehicle drove up and someone inside fired shots, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

Burrell was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said. She lived on the same block as the shooting. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and a graze wound to the abdomen and his condition was stabilized, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 12:50 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Polk found a 20-year-old man on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

At least 13 other people have been wounded in separate shootings across the city since 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Gun control, Chicago style: 5 killed, 27 wounded in weekend shootings

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MyFoxChicago: Five people were killed and at least 27 others have been hurt in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Two males were driving in the 1600 block of North Cicero about 3:50 a.m. when a light-colored vehicle pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said. One of the males was shot in his head and the other male was shot multiple times in his body, police said. Their ages were not immediately available. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatalities.

Early Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot dead in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. Richard Edwards and an 18-year-old man had left a party about 2:15 a.m. after they were “involved in an altercation,” according to police and the medical examiner’s office. As they were driving in a van in the 700 block of West 35th Street, a light-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. Edwards, of the 3900 block of South Lake Park, was shot in the armpit and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The other man was shot in the hand and shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

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As police investigated, a woman who said she was the teen’s mother was a half block away on Halsted, crying and pleading with officers to let her see her son’s body, which was covered by a sheet. “I just want my child,” she said. “I need to touch him. I need to hold him. I need to feel him.”

Late Friday, a 27-year-old man was discovered fatally shot in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Juan Ugalde was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the side of his face just before 10 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw, authorities said. Ugalde, of the 2800 block of West 21st Street, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The weekend’s first shooting left 34-year-old Laurance Boyd dead Friday evening in the West Pullman neighborhood, authorities said. Boyd was sitting in a parked vehicle about 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 122nd Street when a gunman walked up and fired multiple shots, police said. The shooter then ran off eastbound.

Edwards, of the 12700 of South May in Calumet Park, was shot twice in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, officials said.

Early Saturday, five people were shot when gunfire erupted outside an Austin neighborhood party on the West Side. They were outside the party in the 0-100 block of North Lorel about 3 a.m. when a gunman approached from a gangway and opened fire, police said.

A 33-year-old woman was shot in the “neck or face” and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said. A 37-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and a 38-year-old woman in the hand. They were also taken to Mount Sinai, where their conditions stabilized, police said. Two men — ages 23 and 26 — were each shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions stabilized.

The weekend’s most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday morning in Englewood. A 38-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 5700 block of South Lowe a few minutes after 5 a.m. when someone fired shots, police said.

He was shot in the left leg and someone drove him to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, police said.

At least 20 other people have been shot in separate attacks since Friday 7:45 p.m. Friday.

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Pfleger, who has his head buried in the sand

Meanwhile, instead of facing the real cause of these criminal acts, Reverend Michael Pfleger listed recent shootings in heavily gun-controlled Chicago then said the NRA “will pay pay for the murder of our children.”

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