Tag: Chicago Gun Violence

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Chicago Area ATF Agents Ambushed During Drug Buy Operation

Alleged drug dealers shot an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) on Thursday in what was described as an ambush during a drug buy operation conducted in the Chicago area. The gunmen shot the agent twice. Agents returned fire, killing one.

Chicago police investigate the June 4 shooting death of 11-year-old Jechon Anderson. (AP Photo: Tyler LaRiviere via Chicago Sun-Times)

Chicago Gun Violence Claims Life of 11-Year-Old Boy

Chicago police and EMS rushed to the scene of a call about an unresponsive child. When they arrived, authorities found the lifeless body of an 11-year-old boy who became the latest victim of Chicago’s rampant gun violence.

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Democrat Gutierrez Blames Chicago’s Gun Violence on NRA

Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL-4) made the rounds on MSBNC and CNN, dismissing President Donald Trump’s offer to help Chicago end gun violence, and blaming the NRA for the death and mayhem currently marring the Windy City.

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Police investigate the scene where a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed by police after he reportedly pointed a gun at officers during a foot chase on June 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Two pistols were reported to have been found on the boy after …

Gun-Controlled Chicago Fast-Approaching 800 Homicides for 2016

At first, the 2016 murder figures for gun-controlled Chicago drew attention by hitting 500, which was 32 higher than the total number of murders in 2015. Then the number of murders rose to 700, followed by a Chicago Tribune report that

A Chicago police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where six people were found slain inside a home on the city's Southwest Side on February 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Last month Chicago recorded 51 homicides, the highest toll for the month since at least 2000. (Photo by

Concealed Permit Holder Shoots, Kills Armed Robbery Suspect In Chicago

According to CBS Chicago, “a 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with another male…when two other males armed with handguns walked up and announced a robbery.” Police said the 22-year-old “then pulled out a gun and shot one of the [robbery suspects],” who died at the scene.

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Chicago Surpasses 500 Homicides With Labor Day Weekend Violence

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 13 were killed and another 52 were shot and wounded over the weekend. The Chicago Tribune reports that this brings the city’s homicide totals to 512 dead, with nearly four months left to go in 2016. There were 468 homicides in Chicago throughout all of 2015.

A Chicago police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where six people were found slain inside a home on the city's Southwest Side on February 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Last month Chicago recorded 51 homicides, the highest toll for the month since at least 2000. (Photo by

August In Gun-Controlled Chicago: 472 Shot, 90 Killed

According to ABC News, this puts Chicago on track to tie–if not surpass–some high water marks for murder that the city hoped it would never see again. For example, the homicide rate “topped 600 in 2003”–a high point which is easily within reach this year. And the 513 killed in 2008 are almost certainly to be eclipsed by the end of 2016.

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Son Of Police Officer Latest Fatality of Chicago Gun Violence

Early Sunday morning 19-year-old Arshell Dennis–the son of Chicago police officer–was shot and killed on Chicago’s Far South Side. Officers responding to the scene found Dennis “and another man, age 20, wounded by gunfire.”