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This is Chiraq: 7 killed, 36 wounded in weekend shootings

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From MyFoxChicago: Seven men were killed and at least 36 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, including a man left in critical condition on a sidewalk near Millennium Park.

The downtown attack happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe. A 54-year-old man walking with two other people got into an argument with another male who then pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according to Chicago Police. He was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The shooter took off on a bicycle but was arrested nearby and questioned Saturday night, police said.

The most recent homicide happened at 4:29 a.m. in South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood. A 28-year-old was shot in the neck in the 9200 block of South Colfax, police said. He was taken to Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:04 a.m., authorities said.

At 7:25 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 22-year-old was standing outside looking at a vehicle in the 1500 block of West 56th Street when shots rang out and he was struck multiple times. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Earlier Saturday, a man was shot to death in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to a call of a person down about 2:30 a.m. found a 37-year-old man dead with a gunshot wound to the head in the 2600 block of West Wilcox, police said. The medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

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Less than 30 minutes earlier, a man was killed and a woman wounded in Gage Park on the Southwest Side. They were outside at 2:10 a.m. in the 2200 block of West 50th Street when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, hitting 20-year-old Jose Vizcarra in the head and a 24-year-old woman in the foot, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Vizcarra, of the 400 block of North Hamlin, was dead at the scene, authorities said. The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

Friday night, a 19-year-old man was killed and a 20-year-old man critically wounded in another Englewood neighborhood shooting. A gunman walked up to them about 8 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Racine and opened fire, hitting Izael McKenzie in the head and the older man in the back, authorities said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where McKenzie died at 8:44 p.m. He lived in the 5600 block of South Throop. The other man was in critical condition, police said.

About 5:35 p.m. Friday, 21-year-old Joaquin Gonzalez was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene in the 2600 block of West Haddon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. Police have not provided details on the circumstances of the shooting, but an autopsy ruled Gonzalez’s death a homicide. He lived in the 7700 block of South Peoria.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting came 10 minutes before that in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, where someone chased 56-year-old Carl Jackson into his apartment building in the 1000 block of West 77th Street and shot him repeatedly, authorities said. Jackson died at the scene.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened at 7:05 a.m. Sunday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 34-year-old was standing in the 300 block of South Laramie, waiting to cross over to West Gladys, when an SUV pulled up and a male got out and shot him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

At least 32 more people have been shot in other city attacks since 4:15 p.m. Friday.

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This is Chiraq: 5 killed, 22 wounded in weekend shootings

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From MyFoxChicago: Five people were killed and at least 22 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night, authorities said.

The weekend’s most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 19-year-old man was driving a vehicle north about 2:35 a.m. in the 3900 block of South Campbell when someone inside a vehicle driving south began shooting at him, according to Chicago Police. He was struck by multiple bullets before the vehicle with the shooter drove away west. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s officer could not immediately confirm the death.

Late Saturday night, a man was shot and killed as he drove in the Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. About 11:25 p.m., the 36-year-old was driving through an intersection in the 11200 block of South Langley when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to police. He was shot multiple times and attempted to drive away before crashing into parked cars. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

About six hours earlier, a man was killed in a shooting in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side. Nahmar T. Holmes, 23, was standing outside his home in the 8900 block of South Justine about 5:20 p.m. when two people walked up and shot him multiple times in the torso, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Holmes was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:39 p.m., authorities said.

Three hours earlier, a man was killed and another wounded in Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side. About 2 p.m., the pair were sitting in a vehicle in the 3000 block of West 63rd Street when several gunmen walked up and opened fire, police said.

Dominice Hallom, 27, was shot in the head and torso, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:26 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 11300 block of South Forest. The other man, 26, was shot in the leg, arm, torso and buttocks. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. Officers on patrol near Division and Maplewood witnessed 18-year-old Louis Rodriguez driving around the block and “engaging a group of males” before he was shot, authorities said. Rodriguez, of the 1300 block of North Oakley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The officers intervened and at least one opened fire, hitting a male, CPD area coordinator Glen Brooks said. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening, Brooks said. No officers were hurt.

The weekend’s most recent nonfatal shooting wounded a 15-year-old boy about 3:40 a.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood. The boy was sleeping in a basement bedroom in a house in the 6000 block of South Wood when person fired a bullet that went through the floor and struck him as he slept, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was in good condition.

At least 20 more people have been shot in other attacks across the city since 10 p.m. Friday.

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Chicago surpasses 500th homicide in 2016

Gun control, Chiraq style.

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From MyFoxChicago: After a bloody August saw homicides climb to a 20-year high, a deadly Labor Day weekend sent Chicago’s 2016 homicide total soaring past 500, surpassing the entirety of 2015 with four months still left in the year.

In all, 65 people were shot during the holiday weekend, 31 of them between 6 a.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday, The Chicago Tribune reported. The 13 killed brought the city’s skyrocketing homicide total to 512 – already well past the 491 logged in 2015.

“It is a complex problem with multidimensional facets to it,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Friday of Chicago’s homicide rate. “It’s not just about more police, but it will include that. But it’s also about more resources for our children, more resources for our neighborhoods and stiffer laws that reflect the values of our city.

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The scores of dead and wounded in the early days of September follow 90 homicides in August, tied for Chicago’s deadliest month since June 1996.

Nearly 3,000 people have been shot this year, according to data analyzed by The Tribune. That includes several deadly celebratory periods in 2016: 69 shot (six dead) during Memorial Day weekend and 66 shot (five dead) during the Fourth of July weekend. Police attribute the spike in gun crime during the tail end of the Labor Day weekend to retaliatory gang acts, the Tribune reported.

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Police attribute the spike in gun crime during the tail end of the Labor Day weekend to retaliatory gang acts, the Tribune reported.

In contrast, New York and Los Angeles had 409 homicides combined through late August.

While gang violence is largely responsible for Chicago’s burgeoning body count, it’s not the sole cause. In one of the more odd examples of the city’s conflicts, an elderly, ex-preacher who uses a wheelchair was accused of shooting and killing a fellow retiree on Monday morning.

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This is Chiraq: 6 killed, 31 wounded in Labor Day weekend shootings

To the surprise of no one…

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From MyFoxChicago: Six people were killed and at least 31 others have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend, according to Chicago Police.

The most recent fatal shooting happened at 9:32 a.m. Monday in the Englewood neighborhood. The 24-year-old man was shot in the head in the 6800 block of South Emerald, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.

A 26-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting, police said. He was shot in the right thigh and suffered a graze wound to his head. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

A police source said both men were documented gang members and that the 26-year-old was not cooperating with investigators.

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A person who was possibly involved in the shooting ran into a residence on the block of the shooting, police said. A SWAT team was called and the building was cleared by 12:39 p.m. Additional information was not immediately available.

Before that, an 80-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. The man was found outside on the ground about 6:20 a.m. in the 2800 block of East 77th Place, according to Chicago Police. He was shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death but could not immediately provide additional information. Area South detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

About 10:30 p.m. Sunday a teenage boy was killed in the South Shore neighborhood. The 17-year-old boy was standing outside in the 7800 block of South Cornell when two males walked up and opened fire. He was shot in the back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office has not yet confirmed the fatality.

Earlier Sunday evening, a man was shot to death in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responding at 6:07 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 5200 block of South Sangamon found the 19-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. His name has not been released.

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At least 27 more people have been shot in Chicago since 9 p.m. Friday. Last year, 54 people were shot—8 fatally—over Labor Day weekend.

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This is Chiraq: 7 dead, 38 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

Nobody noticed until a cousin of a NBA player was killed.

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From MyFoxChicago: Seven people were killed and at least 38 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said.

Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was shot to death Friday afternoon as she pushed one of her children in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side.

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Nykea Aldridge

Aldridge, of the 6400 block of South King Drive — colloquially referred to as “O Block” — was taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and arm and was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 3:30 p.m., Aldridge, 32, was walking with a baby in a stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet when two male suspects walked up and fired shots at a third man, according to Chicago Police.

“As she was walking down the street some type of altercation occurred which didn’t involve her,” Deputy Chief of Detectives James Jones told reporters at Chicago Police headquarters Friday night.

On Saturday, detectives were questioning three men in connection with the homicide.

The most recent homicide happened early Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

A 38-year-old man had just parked his vehicle about 12:35 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Fifth Avenue when five males walked up, one of whom pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

About 20 minutes earlier, one man was killed and two others were wounded in a West Garfield Park neighborhood shooting, police said.

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As for the shooters of Nykea?

Darwin and Derren Sorrells

Darwin and Derren Sorrells

Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nykea. Darwin Sorrells was sentenced to six years in prison in January 2013 on a gun charged and was released early on parole, while Derren Sorrells is a known gang member, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

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Gun Control, Chiraq Style: 4 dead, 35 wounded in weekend shootings

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From MyFoxChicago: Four men were killed and at least 35 more people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 25-year-old got in an argument with another male at 2:49 a.m. at a house party in the 7000 block of South Artesian, police said. Shots rang out, and he was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the front lawn of the residence. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Friends and family at the scene identified him as Darius Brownlee.

Shortly after midnight Sunday, another man was shot to the death in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to a call of a person shot at 12:05 a.m. in the 3700 block of West Grenshaw found the 21-year-old on a porch with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. He was shot at a different location before walking back home to tell his family what happened. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name has not yet been released.

On Saturday night, a man was shot to death in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 8:15 p.m., officers responding to a call of a person down in the 2700 block of North Harding found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He was dead at the scene, police said. His name has not yet been released.

About 5:30 p.m. Friday, a man was shot to death in the West Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Christopher Kent, 25, was shot multiple times in the 7700 block of South Lafayette Avenue and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 6:33 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Kent lived a block north of where he was shot. Police have not released more details on the circumstances of the attack.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. About 6:45 a.m., a male was shot in the head in the 3600 block of West Lexington, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Additional details, including his age and condition, weren’t immediately available.

Earlier Sunday, a 14-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting in the West Side Austin neighborhood. He was standing at the corner of North and Luna avenues about 4 a.m. when he was shot in the head, police said. He was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where he was listed in critical condition.

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At least 33 more people have been wounded in more shootings across the city since 10 p.m. Friday.

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This is Chiraq: 8 killed, 26 wounded in weekend shootings

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From MyFoxChicago: Eight people were killed and at least 26 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. Officers responding at 5:11 a.m. to a call of a person down in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand found the male lying on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Chicago Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

About two hours earlier, a 31-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning on the Near West Side, police said. The 31-year-old was found on the sidewalk at 3:30 a.m. just south of the entrance to Touhy-Herbert Park in the 2100 block of West Adams Street, police said. The shooting occurred a half block west of Chicago Bulls College Prep. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

At 2:18 a.m., another 31-year-old man was shot to death in a separate Austin neighborhood attack, police said. He was shot in the back in the 5000 block of West Van Buren, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Additional information was not available.

Earlier Sunday, one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the Wrightwood neighborhood on the South Side. The men — ages 19 and 20 — were sitting outside a home at 12:04 a.m. in the 2900 block of West 82nd Street when a male approached and began shooting, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. The 19-year-old was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 12:45 a.m., authorities said. The 20-year-old was shot in the arm and chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

At least 21 more people have been shot in separate attacks across Chicago since 9 p.m. Friday.

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