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43 shot in chicago, 6 of them fatally, on warmest weekend of the year


at least six people were fatally shot and 37 others were wounded in chicago over the weekend in attacks that included two rifle homicides in back of the yards, nine people shot in a single incident in lawndale and double shootings on the riverwalk and at 31st street beach.the violence, on the warmest weekend of the year, brought the number of homicides in chicago this year to at least 275 -- nine fewer than last year but substantially higher than in other years going back to 2013, according to data kept by the tribune.at least 1,520 people have been shot in the city this year, down 150 from the last year.  but again, this year's tally is higher than at this time in 2015, 2014 and 2013.  last year was the most violent in chicago in two decades.this past weekend included two fatal shootings






33 wounded, 6 fatally, in weekend shootings in chicago


chicago (ap) — chicago police say at least 33 people have been wounded, six fatally, in weekend shootings in the nation’s third-largest city.the chicago tribune reports the shootings happened in just a 13-hour period ending early sunday.police say someone in an suv fired at a crowd outside a south side banquet hall that serves as a nightclub, killing one and injuring six early sunday. the gunman drove off.chicago’s gun violence has drawn national scrutiny, including from president donald trump. the city had more than 760 homicides in 2016. that was more than new york and los angeles combined.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: chicago tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com






4 killed, 43 wounded in weekend shootings in chicago


four people were killed and 43 others were wounded, including a dozen teenagers, in shootings in chicago over the weekend, according to police.more than 1,700 people have been shot in the city this year, about 180 fewer that this time last year when violence reached levels not seen in two decades.there have been at least 313 homicides this year, eight fewer than this time last year, according to data collected by the tribune.among those killed this past weekend was a 17-year-old boy, who was shot at about 10:40 p.m. sunday. he was arguing with someone at a gas station on the southwest side when the other person took out a gun and shot him several times, police said.two men were killed saturday night. they were 29  and 44 years old. the weekend's first homicide happened in the west garfield






4 killed, 43 wounded in weekend shootings in chicago


four people were killed and 43 others were wounded, including a dozen teenagers, in shootings in chicago over the weekend, according to police.more than 1,700 people have been shot in the city this year, about 180 fewer than this time last year when violence reached levels not seen in two decades.there have been at least 313 homicides this year, eight fewer than this time last year, according to data collected by the tribune.among those killed this past weekend was a 17-year-old boy, who was shot about 10:40 p.m. sunday. he was arguing with someone at a gas station on the southwest side when the other person took out a gun and shot him several times, police said.two men were killed saturday night. they were 29 and 44. the weekend's first homicide happened in the west garfield park neighbor






5 wounded in shootings on south, west sides


elyssa cherney and peter nickeasone person was killed and at least 10 others were wounded in chicago shootings from sunday afternoon to monday morning, police said.a 39-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in the illinois medical district neighborhood about 11:35 p.m. sunday and pronounced dead on the scene, police said....one person was killed and at least 10 others were wounded in chicago shootings from sunday afternoon to monday morning, police said.a 39-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in the illinois medical district neighborhood about 11:35 p.m. sunday and pronounced dead on the scene, police said.... (elyssa cherney and peter nickeas)






2 dead, 8 wounded in chicago shootings


at least two men have been killed and at least eight other people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings since just before dawn saturday in chicago, according to police.two men were shot, one fatally, about 2:35 p.m. saturday in the 5200 block of west ferdinand street, in the austin neighborhood, police said.the 21-year-old man killed was shot in the head and body and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. the second was shot in the ankle, and was taken to stroger hospital in what police described as good condition.the men were sitting on a porch when another man approached, firing the shots before leaving the scene, police said. as of saturday evening, no one was in custody.this happens often in this area, said one local man "but it's like a fresh wound e






2 dead, 7 wounded in chicago shootings


at least two men have been killed and at least seven other people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings since just before dawn saturday in chicago, according to police.two men were shot, one fatally, about 2:35 p.m. saturday in the 5200 block of west ferdinand street, in the austin neighborhood, police said.the 21-year-old man killed was shot in the head and body and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. the second was shot in the ankle, and was taken to stroger hospital in what police described as good condition.the men were sitting on a porch when another man approached, firing the shots before leaving the scene, police said. as of saturday evening, no one was in custody.this happens often in this area, said one local man "but it's like a fresh wound e






2 dead, 4 wounded in chicago shootings


at least two men have been killed and at least four other people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings since just before dawn saturday in chicago, according to police.two men were shot, one fatally, about 2:35 p.m. saturday in the 5200 block of west ferdinand street, in the austin neighborhood, police said.the 21-year-old man killed was shot in the head and body and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. the second was shot in the ankle, and was taken to stroger hospital in what police described as good condition.the men were sitting on a porch when another man approached, firing the shots before leaving the scene, police said. as of saturday evening, no one was in custody.this happens often in this area, said one local man "but it's like a fresh wound ev






2 dead, 11 wounded in chicago shootings


at least two men have been killed and at least 11 other people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings between just before dawn saturday and early sunday in chicago, according to police.two men were shot, one fatally, about 2:35 p.m. saturday in the 5200 block of west ferdinand street, in the south austin neighborhood on the west side, police said.the 21-year-old man killed was shot in the head and body and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. the second was shot in the ankle, and was taken to stroger hospital in what police described as good condition.the men were sitting on a porch when another man approached, firing the shots before leaving the scene, police said. as of saturday evening, no one was in custody.this happens often in this area, said one l






2 dead, 10 wounded in city shootings


two people were killed and at least 10 others were wounded in city shootings between sunday and monday mornings, according to chicago police.a 15-year-old boy who was helping his stepdad deliver the chicago tribune and other newspapers was one of the fatalities. the boy, identified as brian jasso, was in a car with his stepdad about 6:45 a.m. in the 5100 block of west 47th street in the leclaire courts neighborhood when someone rear-ended the car, pulled alongside it and opened fire, police said.anthony guglielmi, a spokesman for the chicago police department, said detectives are investigating whether the shooting stemmed from a case of mistaken identity.jasso, of the chicago lawn neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 6:56 a.m., according to the cook county medical examiner’s office. he was






four wounded in city shootings


a man was killed and eight others were wounded from friday afternoon to early saturday in shootings across the city.in the fatal shooting, a 29-year-old man was shot multiple times about 2:25 a.m. saturday while sitting on a porch in the 300 block of north lorel avenue in south austin.he was taken...






chicago passes 1,000 gunshot victims for the year, pace of violence close to 201


two people were killed and five others were wounded over a single hour in chicago on monday as the number of gunshot victims this year passed the 1,000 mark.the city reached the grim milestone four days later than last year, which saw the worst gun violence in two decades, according to data kept by the tribune.as of tuesday morning, at least 1,008 had been shot in chicago this year. last year, the city passed the 1,000 mark on april 20.there have been at least 182 homicides this year, just two fewer than this time last year, according to tribune data.propelling the numbers was a burst of violence over the weekend that continued into the beginning of the week.seven people were killed and 31 others were wounded over the weekend. ten of the shootings occurred over seven hours sunday, accordin






1 dead, 1 wounded in shootings on south, far south sides


a man was killed and another was wounded friday afternoon in shootings on the south and far south sides, chicago police said.the fatal attack happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the south chicago neighborhood.officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 8700 block of south saginaw avenue and found an unresponsive 21-year-old man, police said.according to preliminary reports, the man was shot in the back, and a weapon was recovered from his waistband, police said. he was pronounced dead at the scene.about 3:15 p.m., a 25-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the buttocks in the 9800 block of south wentworth avenue, according to preliminary reports.he was taken in good condition to roseland community hospital.no one was in custody.






2 killed, 7 wounded in chicago shootings


a woman was killed in an apparent homicide-suicide and a 15-year-old boy was shot to death monday evening on the west side, two of at least nine people shot in chicago since monday morning, according to police.the shootings bring to at least 42 the number of people shot so far this labor day weekend in chicago, five of them fatally. two people were killed and 12 others wounded in shootings from sunday afternoon to early monday. the tribune does not count suicides in its shooting data.the 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the back in the 1500 block of south drake avenue in the lawndale neighborhood just before 7:50 p.m., according to a police media notification. the teen was on the sidewalk when got into a dispute with a group of men or boys, according to police. one of the people






at least 2 dead, 1 wounded in chicago shootings


two men were killed and a woman was critically wounded in separate shootings tuesday afternoon in chicago, police said.in the most recent killing, a 21-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in the 1800 block of north luna avenue--near central and bloomingdale avenues--about 4:40 p.m., according to a police media notification. police did not immediately release further information.a 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the ashburn neighborhood just before 2:20 p.m., according to a police media notification. he was taken to advocate christ medical center in oak lawn, where he was initially in critical condition and was later pronounced dead. the man was in a vehicle when someone shot him several times, police said.about 2:35 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen in






41 injured, 3 killed in weekend shootings


forty-one people in chicago were wounded and three were killed in a weekend that saw several multi-victim shootings, an attack on a popular south side beach and an officer-involved shooting that fatally wounded a suspect who first shot at police.year to date, 2016 recorded 2,113 shootings compared with 1,924 this year, according to date kept by the tribune. homicides, however, are slightly up at 353 this year compared twitho 350 at this point in 2017. the weekend's first homicide came just before 11:20 p.m. saturday when an argument at an englewood gas station escalated. a 27-year-old man, whom relatives identified as gregory johnson, was pronounced dead at st. bernard hospital shortly after the shooting in the parking lot of a super save gas station in the 6600 block of south halsted stre






after 24-hour lull in shootings, 4 killed and 7 wounded in chicago


after a 24-hour lull in shootings, four people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in chicago tuesday night through early wednesday, according to police.the latest shooting occurred on the chicago skyway when a man and woman died in an apparent murder-suicide around 4:15 a.m. wednesday, according to police.in the garfield ridge neighborhood on the southwest side, a 34-year-old man was shot to death around 1:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of south leclaire avenue, police said.the man was sitting in the passenger seat of a black jeep with another person when attackers came up on foot and shot him several times, according to police. he was pronounced dead at the scene.family members gathered on the lawn of a home near the car as police photographed the body curled up inside. a woman






after 24-hour lull in shootings, 4 killed and 7 wounded in chicago


after a 24-hour lull in shootings in chicago, four people were dead and at least seven people wounded following shootings tuesday night and early wednesday, according to police.in the most recent fatal shooting, a man and a woman were found shot to death on the chicago skyway about 4:15 a.m. wednesday in what police were investigating as a domestic homicide-suicide. in the southwest side's garfield ridge neighborhood, a 34-year-old man was shot to death in the 4500 block of south leclaire avenue about 1:15 a.m. the man was sitting in the passenger seat of a black jeep with another person when attackers came up on foot and shot him multiple times, according to police. the man was pronounced dead at the scene.family members gathered on the lawn of a home near the car as police photographed t






1 dead, 8 wounded in chicago shootings


a man was killed and eight people have been wounded in chicago shootings since midafternoon saturday, according to police.the fatal shooting was behind a brick bungalow in englewood about 10:45 p.m., where a 24-year-old man was killed and a 27-year-old man was wounded. the attack occurred in the 5600 block of south elizabeth street, where a man or boy opened fire in a rear yard.the 24-year-old man was shot in the back. he initially was taken to stroger hospital in serious condition, and later was pronounced dead.the 27-year-old man was shot in the face and taken to the same hospital. his condition was stabilized.other shootings:about 2 a.m. sunday, a 35-year-old woman was shot in ravenswood. she got herself to swedish covenant hospital with a gunshot wound to the right thigh and told inves






2 dead, 9 wounded in city shootings


two people were killed and at least nine others were wounded in city shootings between sunday and monday mornings, according to chicago police.a 15-year-old boy who was helping his stepdad deliver the chicago tribune and other newspapers was one of the fatalities. the boy, identified as brian jasso, was in a car with his stepdad about 6:45 a.m. in the 5100 block of west 47th street in the leclaire courts neighborhood when someone rear-ended the car, pulled alongside it and opened fire, police said.anthony guglielmi, a spokesman for the chicago police department, said detectives are investigating whether the shooting stemmed from a case of mistaken identity.jasso, of the chicago lawn neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 6:56 a.m., according to the cook county medical examiner’s office. he w






6 wounded in chicago shootings


at least six people have been wounded in shootings in chicago since late thursday morning, including a man critically wounded while standing talking with his girlfriend and children as they sat in van, according to police.the 25-year-old man was shot in the head, shoulder and back around 1:05 p.m. in the 4600 block of south troy street, police said. police originally said the man was killed but later said that he was in critical condition at mount sinai hospital.the man was standing on the sidewalk when two male attackers went up to him and started shooting, then ran away, police said. gunfire hit the man in the head, shoulder and back.no one was in custody in the shooting.in other shootings:two men were wounded in a shooting in the austin neighborhood about 5:15 p.m., according to police.






1 dead, 6 wounded in chicago shootings


one man was killed and six men have been wounded in shootings on the south and west sides since late saturday morning, police said.a 25-year-old man was killed in the 7900 block of south manistee avenue in the south chicago neighborhood just before 5:55 p.m., police said in a media notification. he was taken to northwestern memorial hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest and was pronounced dead, police said.the man was in front of a home when someone came out of a nearby gangway and shot him before running off, police said. no one was in custody.in the west pullman neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting just before 7 p.m. in the 12300 block of south lowe avenue, police said. he was at advocate christ medical center with gunshot wounds to the chest. police w






13-year-old boy, 3 others killed, 5 wounded in chicago shootings


a 13-year-old boy and three men have been killed and five other people have been wounded in shootings in chicago since early monday, according to police.the 13-year-old was shot in the 1000 block of west 103rd place in the washington heights neighborhood about 7:35 p.m. he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and initially was in critical condition at advocate christ medical center in oak lawn but was later pronounced dead, police said. the boy was in a backyard when someone fired a gun several times, hitting him, police said.in the dim parking lot at christ medical center, a woman waited for news about the boy's condition outside of her car. moments after she answered an incoming call, she burst into tears and screamed, inconsolably.her bouts of grief interrupted the sobs belonging to an






13-year-old boy, 3 others killed, 5 wounded in chicago shootings


a 13-year-old boy and three men have been killed and five other people have been wounded in shootings in chicago since early monday, according to police.the 13-year-old was shot in the 1000 block of west 103rd place in the washington heights neighborhood about 7:35 p.m. he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and initially was in critical condition at advocate christ medical center in oak lawn but was later pronounced dead, police said. the boy was in a backyard when someone fired a gun several times, hitting him, police said.in the dim parking lot at christ medical center, a woman waited for news about the boy's condition outside of her car. moments after she answered an incoming call, she burst into tears and screamed, inconsolably.her bouts of grief interrupted the sobs belonging to an






after 24-hour lull in shootings, 4 killed and 7 wounded in chicago


after a 24-hour lull in shootings, four people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in chicago tuesday night through early wednesday, according to police.the latest shooting occurred on the chicago skyway when a man and woman died in an apparent murder-suicide around 4:15 a.m. wednesday, according to police.in the garfield ridge neighborhood on the southwest side, a 34-year-old man was shot to death around 1:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of south leclaire avenue, police said.the man was sitting in the passenger seat of a black jeep with another person when attackers came up on foot and shot him several times, according to police. he was pronounced dead at the scene.family members gathered on the lawn of a home near the car as police photographed the body curled up inside. a woman






1 killed, 9 wounded in chicago shootings over 14 hours


a man was killed and nine people were wounded in shootings in chicago from monday morning to early tuesday, according to police.the fatal shooting occurred on the south side around 11:25 a.m. monday as a man and woman were driving in the 7000 block of south chappel avenue in the south shore neighborhood, police said.  another car drove past and someone inside fired shots.the man was pronounced dead at 11:53 a.m. at the scene. he was identified as christopher reed, 19, of the 7500 block of south kingston avenue, according to the cook county medical examiner's office. the woman, who was behind the wheel, was taken in critical condition to advocate christ medical center in oak lawn, police said.there was no description of the shooter's vehicle, and no one was reported in custody.other shootin






1 dead, 2 wounded in 2 different philadelphia shootings


philadelphia (ap) — philadelphia police were investigating two shootings that left one man dead and two wounded late sunday.in the first shooting, one man was killed and the second wounded about 10:30 p.m. in north philadelphia. police released few details about that incident, but say the wounded victim was in critical condition at temple university hospital.in the second shooting, just before midnight, a man in his 40s was leaving a takeout restaurant when he was shot several times. police say the man was able to get into a car and drive away before he was stopped by police and taken to a hospital. his condition hasn’t been released. that shooting happened in the city’s strawberry mansion section.






4 wounded by rifles among 3 dead, 22 wounded in city shootings


three people were fattally shot and 22 others were wounded across the city during 18 hours from saturday to sunday, according to police. of those shot, eight were wounded in two separate quadruple shootings on the west side. six people were shot within a 40-minute period early sunday, including a 25-year-old woman killed on the near north side early sunday, according to police. about 2:40 a.m. sunday, the woman was standing with someone she knew in the 500 block of east ohio street when someone fired shots toward them, hitting her in the head, police said. she was taken to northwestern memorial hospital, where she was pronounced dead. police had originally reported that the shooting took place in the 600 block of north lake shore drive. just before 5 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was critically






man killed by rifle among 3 dead, 12 wounded across chicago


a 26-year-old man shot to death between two cars on a brighton park street became the latest person killed by a rifle in chicago, just five days after two police officers in the same district were wounded by the high-powered weapons.two other males, a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old died after separate shootings saturday and sunday across the city which left 12 other people wounded.at least 22 casings littered the road in the 2500 block of west 46th place  near the man’s body as a pool of blood expanded on the curb where his head was resting. he was pronounced dead on arrival, shot in the chest. a nearby chevy truck had its windows shot out.police earlier said it happened in the 2700 block of west 64th place.the 26-year-man, identified as daniel cardova, and two other males died and 12 other






man killed by rifle among 3 dead, 13 wounded across chicago


a 26-year-old man shot to death between two cars on a brighton park street became the latest person killed by a rifle in chicago, just five days after two police officers in the same district were wounded by the high-powered weapons.two other males, a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old died after separate shootings saturday and sunday across the city which left 13 other people wounded.at least 22 casings littered the road in the 2500 block of west 46th place  near the man’s body as a pool of blood expanded on the curb where his head was resting. he was pronounced dead on arrival, shot in the chest. a nearby chevy truck had its windows shot out.police earlier said it happened in the 2700 block of west 64th place.the 26-year-man, identified as daniel cardova, and two other males died and 12 other






boy, 16, killed thursday in drive-by shooting at dearborn homes


elyssa cherney, tony briscoe, liam ford and deanese williams-harrisa 16-year-old boy was among two people killed, and 12 people who were wounded since thursday morning in city shootings, chicago police said.the boy was found dead about 8:30 p.m. lying in a vestibule of dearborn homes, a chicago housing complex in the 2700 block of south state street, officials...a 16-year-old boy was among two people killed, and 12 people who were wounded since thursday morning in city shootings, chicago police said.the boy was found dead about 8:30 p.m. lying in a vestibule of dearborn homes, a chicago housing complex in the 2700 block of south state street, officials... (elyssa cherney, tony briscoe, liam ford and deanese williams-harris)






3 killed, 13-year-old boy and 5 others wounded in chicago shootings


three men have been killed and six other people, including a 13-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings since early monday morning in chicago, according to police.a man who police were still trying to identify was fatally shot in the 4800 block of west gladys avenue in the austin neighborhood about 7:55 p.m., police said in a media notification. the man, believed to be about 27 years old, was pronounced dead at mount sinai hospital after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest and right thigh. he was in a parked vehicle when someone drove past in another vehicle and shot him, police said.in the south chicago neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7900 block of south ridgeland avenue about 6:30 p.m. the man was taken to advocate christ medical center in oak lawn, where h






4 dead, 7 wounded in chicago after 24-hour lull in shootings


after a 24-hour lull in shootings in chicago, four people were dead and at least seven people wounded following shootings tuesday night and early wednesday in chicago, according to police.in the most recent fatal shooting, a man and a woman were found shot to death on the chicago skyway about 4:15 a.m. wednesday in what police were investigating as a possible domestic attack.in the garfield ridge neighborhood, a 34-year-old man was shot to death in the 4500 block of south leclaire avenue about 1:15 a.m. the man was sitting in the passenger seat of a black jeep when attackers came up on foot and shot him multiple times, according to a police media notification. the man was pronounced dead at the scene.tuesday, a man was killed and at least two other people were wounded in the 200 block of s






2 killed, a dozen wounded in separate st. louis shootings


st. louis (ap) — authorities say two people have been killed and a dozen others wounded since saturday in st. louis. the st. louis post-dispatch reports that police say a man was fatally shot around 1 a.m. monday and a woman around 9:20 p.m. sunday. both victims died after being taken to hospitals. their names weren’t immediately released. police have not made arrests or said they have any suspects in either homicide.police also say nine people were wounded sunday in eight separate shootings. three others were wounded saturday in separate incidents.surviving victims included one person who was shot in the face and another in the back. others suffered leg and arm wounds.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.___information from: st. louis post-dispatch, http://www.stltoda






weekend violence in chicago: 2 killed in rifle attack, 15-year-old shot dead whi


nearly 30 people were shot across chicago over the weekend, including two people slain in a rifle attack on the southwest side, a 15-year-old boy killed while helping his stepdad deliver newspapers and a 13-year-old boy wounded on a bus, according to police.that brings this year’s number of homicides to at least 653, down from the 769 this time last year when chicago experienced the highest level of violence in two decades, according to tribune data. at least 3,482 people have been injured in shootings this year, which also trails last year’s 4,225 by this time.a total of 27 people were shot over the weekend, six of them fatally. three of the homicides happened on the southwest side. four people were killed between saturday and sunday mornings.a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were






4 wounded by rifles among 2 dead, 23 wounded in city shootings


two people were shot dead and 23 others were wounded across the city during 18 hours from saturday to sunday, according to police. of those shot, eight were wounded in two separate quadruple shootings on the west side. six people were shot within a 40-minute period early sunday, including a 25-year-old woman killed on the near north side early sunday, according to police. about 2:40 a.m. sunday, the woman was standing with someone she knew in the 500 block of east ohio street when someone fired shots toward them, hitting her in the head, police said. she was taken to northwestern memorial hospital, where she was pronounced dead. police had originally reported that the shooting took place in the 600 block of north lake shore drive. rifle shootings in back of the yards four people were wound






valve cracking down on team fortress 2 gambling


image: pantsofawesomelast year, valve started dropping a hammer on gambling sites selling counter-strike items. this week, the same process has begun for team fortress 2.during last week’s big counter-strike gambling scandal (and really just in general, where gambling… read more read morein a short statement released online, valve say that following the ban on cs stuff in 2016, “some gambling web sites [have] started leveraging tf2 items. today we began the process of blocking tf2 gambling accounts as well. we recommend you don’t trade with these sites.”advertisementadvertisementthose sites, like the cs ones, are shady af. it’s a solid recommendation.