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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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Chicago police solving fewer killings than other cities

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From Fox News: Chicago police are solving homicides at a far lower rate than their counterparts in some other major cities, which may reflect how hard it is for detectives to crack the culture of silence surrounding the violence committed by the city’s street gangs.

Of the 432 homicides committed between January 1 and August 16 of this year, the department has solved 92, or 21 percent of them, the Chicago Tribune reported.

When homicides committed in all years are added in, the department says the clearance rate is about 30 percent. But even that figure is lower than the 49 percent clearance rate in Philadelphia and 56 percent clearance rate in Houston, which ranks just behind Chicago in terms of population size.

Experts say one reason so few are solved is that, as police have long said, so many are related to gangs in the poor neighborhoods where most of the shootings occur. They say witnesses who live in these neighborhoods are afraid to come forward out of fear of retaliation and a gang culture in which gang members have been historically unwilling to cooperate with police.

Others say that manpower on the police force may be a factor. “Homicides have gone up and the number of shootings has gone up; and the number of detectives has gone down,” said Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo.

In fact, the FOP says the number of detectives has dwindled from 1,151 in 2009 to 863 as of July. Not only that, the union says the number of evidence technicians, whose job is crucial to investigations, has dropped from 113 to 84 over that span.

This comes amid a sharp spike in the number of homicides and shootings this year.

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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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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.

Nykea Aldridge

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: 5 killed, 36 wounded in weekend shootings

And, of course, not a word from any gun control advocates about the mayhem that continues in that demorat-controlled town.

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No where to be seen in Chicago…

From MyFoxChicago: Five people were killed and at least 36 more have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened early Sunday during a birthday party attended by more than 100 people in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side. About 2:20 a.m., a 43-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman were at the party outside in the 1300 block of West Hastings when someone opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The man was shot in the head and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm and back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized.

More than a dozen police officers guarded the scene early Sunday on Hastings, which was partially blocked off between Throop and Loomis. A large pool of blood could be seen in the street, surrounded by bottles, cups and other remnants of the party that took place before shots rang out.

Dana Fitch, 33, said she had just stepped away from the party and into another friend’s house on the block when she heard more than 20 shots ring out. When she looked outside, people were running and screaming. “Everybody was just mingling and talking. It was fun. I haven’t had a good time like this in so long,” said Fitch, who grew up in the neighborhood, but now lives in Aurora. “It was just too good.”

About 11 p.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old man was killed in a Pilsen neighborhood drive-by shooting. He was walking in the 1900 block of South May when someone began shooting from a passing silver sedan, police said. The man was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed those fatalities, but did not provide additional information early Sunday.

Earlier Saturday, someone shot a 29-year-old man several times in the head about 4:25 a.m. in the 11600 block of South Torrence, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:05 a.m., authorities said. Authorities have not released the man’s name. Detectives think the shooting may have happened during a home invasion that stemmed from a domestic dispute, police said.

An hour before that, a 32-year-old man was shot to death on the Near North Side. Maurice Selvy was outside with a 33-year-old man in the 800 block of North Cambridge about 3 a.m. when someone opened fire, authorities said. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Selvy died at 3:11 a.m. of gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen, authorities said. He lived a block north of the shooting scene. The older man, shot in the torso, was listed in good condition. Police said he was uncooperative with detectives.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the West Ridge neighborhood on the North Side. Miguel Bahena, 18, was walking in the 2100 block of West Devon Avenue when a gunman in a gray hoodie and light blue pants began shot him in the chest, authorities said. Bahena, of the 5600 block of North Campbell, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:37 a.m.

The weekend’s latest nonfatal shooting happened about 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A 22-year-old man told investigators he was walking in the 6000 block of West Chicago when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the right thigh, police said. He later showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

About an hour earlier, four people were wounded in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The shooting occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the 100 block of South Springfield, police said. A 20-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A 37-year-old man was shot multiple times in the groin and abdomen and took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Two other males of unknown ages were taken to Stroger Hospital. One of them was shot in the back. Additional information was not immediately available.

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At least 29 more people have been shot across Chicago since 7 p.m. Friday.

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