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This is Chiraq: 14-year-old boy killed; 12 others shot on Wednesday

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From MyFoxChicago: A 14-year-old boy was killed and 12 people were wounded by gunfire between 1:30 a.m. and 9:15 p.m. across the city.

The boy was shot to death just after midnight in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Tobias Robinson, 14, was standing on the street when a white car drove by and someone inside fired shots about 12:05 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Winchester, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Robinson, who lived in the same neighborhood, was shot in the head and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 9:15 p.m. in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood.

A 26-year-old man was walking when someone got out of a black SUV and shot him in the foot in the 2100 block of North St. Louis, according to police. His condition stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

About an hour earlier, a man was shot multiple times in the head in the South Side Grand Crossing neighborhood. The 27-year-old was in a vehicle about 8:05 p.m. when someone walked up to him and opened fire in the 800 block of East 78th Street. He was shot several times in the head and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Two men were also critically wounded in a West Lawn neighborhood drive-by shooting on the Southwest Side. The men were driving west at 6:53 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up next to them in the 3700 block of West 59th Place and opened fire. The 21-year-old driver was grazed in the head and struck in the arm, police said. A 23-year-old passenger was shot in the shoulder, police said. Both men were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they were in critical condition.

Twenty minutes earlier, a man was shot while sitting on a porch in a Far South Side Jeffery Manor neighborhood shooting. A car pulled up and opened fire about 6:35 p.m. on the 25-year-old man in the 9600 block of South Merrion Avenue. He was shot the thigh and one of his fingers, police said. He was in good condition at University of Chicago Medical Center.

Throughout the day, six more men were wounded by gunfire, including two men who were shot while standing on a sidewalk in Homan Square, a 19-year-old who was shot while walking in East Garfield Park on the West Side, and a 22-year-old who was found critically wounded on a sidewalk in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood, according to police.

A 29-year-old man was shot multiple times in the left leg, right leg and right foot in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side and two more men were grazed by bullets in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

The first non-fatal shooting of the day left another teenage boy wounded. The 16-year-old was shot in the head in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was walking on the sidewalk when a group of several males fired shots from an alley about 1:30 a.m. in the 11800 block of South Eggleston. He was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition had stabilized, police said.

On Tuesday, two people were killed and two others were wounded in city shootings.

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Where’s the #GunControlNow crowd? Four killed, 25 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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From MyFoxChicago: Four men were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Monday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 12:20 p.m. Sunday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Two men were standing on a sidewalk in the 5500 block of West Haddon when someone wearing all black clothing fired shots from an alley, according to Chicago Police.

Marquell Hicks, 23, suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He lived in the Logan Square neighborhood.

The other man, 19, was shot in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

Earlier in the morning, a 32-year-old man was killed and another was wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

About 3:30 a.m., the men were driving in the 3000 block of West Jackson Boulevard when a vehicle that was following them pulled up beside them and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The 32-year-old was shot in his neck and back of the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he later died. The 33-year-old was shot in his arm, and was in good condition at the same hospital, according to authorities.

A 22-year-old was shot and killed about 12:35 a.m. in the South Side Roseland neighborhood.

Daniel Carter, 22, was arguing with someone he knew in the 11000 block of South State Street when someone pulled out a gun and fired shots, according to authorities. Carter was struck in his neck, chest and leg, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died about 8 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the Fernwood neighborhood.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Titus Daily, 40, was shot dead after several people approached him and shot him in the 9300 block of South Luella, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 2:50 a.m. Monday in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Officers responded to reports of a person shot and found the 20-year-old with gunshot wounds to the face and groin about 2:50 a.m. in the 10700 block of South Avenue O, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

About 15 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The 35-year-old was walking when a black minivan drove by and someone inside fired shots at 2:36 a.m. in the 3000 block of West 39th Place, according to police. He was shot in the leg and was taken to Saint Anthony Hospital where his condition stabilized.

A third man was wounded Monday morning in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 19-year-old was driving southbound when he heard shots and felt pain at 12:02 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Laramie. He was shot in the right shoulder and suffered a graze wound to the head. He was taken to West Suburban hospital where his condition stabilized, police said.

On Sunday, 13 men were wounded in shootings across Chicago during a 24-hour period, including a 63-year-old man, a man who was sitting in a wheelchair, and a man shot during an attempted carjacking.

A 55-year-old man was shot as he drove off from an attempted carjacking near the border of the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

About 10:30 p.m., the man was stopped at a red light in the 8700 block of South King Drive when two people walked up to him and demanded his vehicle, according to police. As the man sped off, the people opened fire and struck him in the leg, police said. He drove himself to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

The 63-year-old was shot in an abandoned house in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was inside the house about 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 70th Place when someone pulled out a gun and shot him in his leg and groin area, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.

Last weekend, 39 people were wounded and 4 were killed in city gun violence.

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Man sentenced to just 8 years for racist attack & beating disabled teen on Facebook Live

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Jordan Hill: Not doing a long, hard time for beating a disabled person

According to Illinois law, aggravated kidnapping is a Class X felony which the sentence of imprisonment shall be not less than six years and not more than 30 years.

From Illinois General Assembly, Section 720 ILCS 5/10-2: “additional imprisonment is awarded for committing aggravated kidnapping from 15 to 25 years which is added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court depending upon the gravity of the crime.”

No doubt this perp will serve less than 8 years as he’ll probably receive reduced time for “good behavior.”

From CNN: A man involved in the beating of a mentally disabled Chicago man that was streamed on Facebook Live pleaded guilty on Thursday, according the state’s attorney.

Jordan Hill, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of a hate crime, according to Cook County state’s attorney Tandra Simonton. Both crimes are felonies. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, Simonton said.

Hill and three other suspects — Tesafaye Cooper, Brittany Covington and Tanishia Covington — were charged in early 2017 after they livestreamed video of the torture of a special-needs teen on Facebook.

The video showed the 18-year-old cowering in the corner of a room with his mouth bound in plastic. For more than 25 minutes, his attackers kicked and punched him, ignoring his screams. The assailants also made references to Donald Trump and white people while carrying out the attack.

The victim was tied up for four or five hours, according to police.

The video also raised ethical questions for Facebook and its platform’s livestreaming capabilities. The social media network took the video down from one of the suspect’s profiles.

Hill is the third of the four co-defendants to be sentenced. According to CNN affiliate WBBM, Brittany and Tanishia Covington also pleaded guilty. Last year, Brittany Covington was sentenced to four years of probation, WBBM reported, and Tanishia Covington was sentenced to three years in prison in April.

CNN has reached out to an attorney for Hill for comment.

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This is Chiraq: 23 shot, 2 killed Monday in less than 24 hours

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Why isn’t the #GunControlNow crowd marching in the streets of Chicago?

From MyFoxChicago: Twenty-three people were shot between about 12:20 a.m. and about 10:50 p.m. Monday in shootings across the city, including ten people who were shot in two late-night attacks on the South Side.

Between 10:45 p.m. and 10:50 p.m., one person was killed and nine were wounded in two shootings in the West Pullman and Bronzeville neighborhoods.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 10:50 p.m., after a shoot-out in West Pullman that left three others wounded, according to Chicago Police.

A woman and two teens were walking outside when someone fired shots in the 12300 block of South Yale, police said. Witnesses told police that a 19-year-old man who was killed in the shooting fired the first shots from a gangway and an unknown person returned fire.

The man, identified as Denzel V. Nelson, was struck in the face and chest and was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He lived in West Pullman.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the arm and was taken to Comer’s Children’s Hospital where his condition was stabilized. Area South detectives were investigating the shooting.

The other fatal shooting Monday happened in the Far South Side Eden Green neighborhood, police said.

Derrick D. Golden, 46, was in a vehicle with a female passenger about 3 p.m. when she got into an argument with someone in the 13300 block of South Prairie, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Shortly after, shots rang out and Golden was struck 5-7 times in his chest, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died.

Five minutes before the four were shot in West Pullman, six people were shot near Ellis Park in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

The group was standing near the park when someone opened fire about 10:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of Vincennes, according to police. A 15-year-old boy was among those wounded. He was shot in the ankle and was taken to Mercy Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 20-year-old man was shot in the hip and in both legs. Both of their conditions had stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A 24-year-old man and 22-year-old man were both shot in the ankle and taken to the same hospital where they were both in good condition, police said.

A 19-year-old man was struck by four bullets. He was shot twice in the hip, once in the buttocks and once in the arm and was taken to North Western Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said. Area South detectives were investigating.

Five minutes before that, a man was found shot in an alley in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

About 10:40 p.m., officers found the 22-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the 1100 block of South Mayfield, according to preliminary information from police. The circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately known. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition stabilized, police said.

On Sunday, 19 people were shot, two fatally.

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Mom says Chicago Police haven’t viewed video of her son being dragged by hit-and-run driver

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Remember, Rahm Emanuel said to Chicagoans back in 2016: “To all those who are, after Tuesday’s election, very nervous and filled with anxiety … you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago.”

Oh wait, Rahm was speaking to illegal aliens.

From MyFoxChicago: What started off as a peaceful afternoon in the 2000 Block of North Leamington turned horrific in just moments as witnesses watched a man being dragged down the street and then sent flying by a speeding SUV that kept on going.

They’re dragging him, smashing him repeatedly against the parked cars on the left side, and I have no idea who it was, what caused it, nothing,” said the victim’s wife who asked that her name not be used out of concerns about retribution.

The incident happened around 1:00 p.m.on June 22nd. The victim, 20-year-old husband Roman Dzyubinskyy, a driver for Grub Hub, had taken his dog for a walk just before. He was called over to the vehicle where he was seen talking to the driver and then a conversation turned tragic.

“Everybody started approaching me and telling me they saw him walk up to the car and they had like a four or five minute conversation, and then after that next thing you know the driver grabbed onto his arm like pulled him in and took off,” said Dzyubinskyy’s wife, who has a different last name.

The hit-and-run left Dzyubinskyy in a coma with spinal fractures and brain damage. A neighbor shared the video on her Facebook page hoping someone might know who owns the vehicle.

“For a human being to do that to another human being, it’s a horrific sight, me being a parent and a grandparent, it’s like I can’t believe somebody could do that,” said a woman who heard a loud thump and came out to see the victim sprawling, bleeding and not moving in the middle of the street.

The callousness of the driver may be stunning, but the victim’s wife is also frustrated with police.

I’ve called them since this happened and told them I had these videos, they haven’t asked for them, they haven’t looked at them, they haven’t cared. And yes, it’s very hard for me to watch those videos (but) not as hard as seeing him in the hospital,” said Dzyubinskyy’s wife.

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This is Chiraq: 11 shootings (3 killed) during three-hour span

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Year-to-date totals: 964 shot and wounded, 187 shot and killed and 1,151 total shot.

Guess they need more gun control laws…

From Fox News: Chicago police say at least 11 people were shot, including three who died, in a three-hour span on the city’s South and West sides.

Police say six people were shot at a part in the West Woodlawn neighborhood at around 1 a.m. Sunday. One of them, a 39-year-old man, died.

The other five people who were shot were 24- and 21-year-old men who suffered leg wounds, a 21-year-old man who was grazed in the head, a 24-year-old woman who was shot in an arm, and a 19-year-old man who was shot in the back.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the other people killed Sunday were a 29-year-old man who was shot while sitting in a vehicle and a man who was shot and drove himself to a hospital, where he died.

Also: A 12-year-old boy was struck by a stray bullet in another incident. From MyFoxChicago:

A 12-year-old boy was struck by stray gunfire Saturday afternoon in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.

At 4:19 p.m., the boy was standing in the 300 block of East 130th Street when two males started shooting at each other, according to Chicago Police.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said.”

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Liberal utopia: Chicago leads US in underwater homes

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From MyFoxChicago: The U.S. housing market has been on the rebound in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, but one major city has thousands of homes that remain underwater.

A recent report from the real estate website Zillow shows Chicago leading the country with 254,000 homes in negative equity. Twenty percent of the quarter million people with underwater mortgages owe double the current value of the home.

Los Angeles, the only other U.S. metro area bigger than Chicago, had 74,000 underwater homes, while San Francisco had 20,000.

Cities that were hardest hit by the housing crisis have rebounded. Less than 10% of homes in Las Vegas are underwater, and Miami has an underwater rate of 8.7%.

The appreciation of home values in the Chicago area has decreased over the years in part by crime, unfunded pensions and taxes.

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