Mother charged after Disney Magnet School student, 7, injured after gun goes off in backpack: CPD

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 7-year-old student suffered a graze wound after a gun went off at Disney Magnet School on Chicago’s North Side Tuesday morning, officials said. Chicago police say the incident happened just before 10 a.m. Their investigation revealed “the weapon accidentally discharged in the backpack while inside a classroom, with a bullet striking … Read more

Man, 19, charged in Lincoln Park shooting, robbery that left man fighting for life: Chicago police

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 19-year-old Oak Park man has been charged in a violent robbery and shooting in the Lincoln Park neighborhood that left a 23-year-old man fighting for his life. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Tyshon Brownlee was charged with attempted murder and armed robbery in connection with the attack on Dakotah Earley. … Read more

16-year-old shot and killed at ‘Bean’ worried about Chicago crime, living past 21st birthday

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of another teen at “The Bean” in Millennium Park Saturday night. Marion Richardson appeared before a judge for bond court from a juvenile detention facility via video conference. Richardson was given a $250,000 bond for the murder of 16-year-old Seandell … Read more

Carjacking suspects arrested after CPD officer hit by vehicle following shooting, alderman says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Carjacking suspects were arrested after a Chicago police officer was hit by a vehicle following a shooting, an alderman said. The CPD officer officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition after being struck near West 57th Street and South Damen Avenue in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood, the Chicago … Read more

Mayor Lightfoot to address downtown violence, Millennium Park curfew; teen charged in shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join Chicago officials and community leaders to address violence in the city as a new curfew goes into effect at Millennium Park for unaccompanied minors. On Saturday night, a 16-year-old boy was killed near “The Bean” when large crowds of hundreds of unruly teens took over Millennium Park … Read more

Chicago shootings: 31 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 31 people have been shot, five fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. SUNDAY A 16-year-old boy was among two shot Sunday morning in Lawndale on the West Side. The boy and a 57-year-old man were standing on a sidewalk in the 700-block of South Albany Avenue about 2:30 … Read more

Mayor Lori Lightfoot enacts weekend curfew after 3 shot, 1 killed near Millennium Park ‘Bean’

CHICAGO (WLS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a curfew for unaccompanied minors after downtown shootings killed a teen and injured two others Saturday night. Effective immediately, unaccompanied minors are not allowed in Millennium Park after 6:00 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday, Lightfoot said in a statement. “We, as a City, can not allow any of … Read more

Chicago shootings: 15 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 15 people have been shot, five fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. A teenage boy was shot and killed near the Bean on Saturday night, the Chicago Police Department said. The boy, 16 years old, was in the Loop’s 200 block of East Randolph Street when he was … Read more

Chicago shooting: Teen shot and killed in West Englewood, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on the South Side Friday night, the Chicago Police Department said. The teen was walking on a sidewalk in the West Englewood neighborhood’s 6900 block of South Ada Street when the shooting happened, Chicago police said. He was struck in the chest and armpit area … Read more

Young man’s condition improving after thief shot him 3 times in Lincoln Park, brother says

CHICAGO (WLS) — A young man’s condition is improving one week after a thief shot him three times in Lincoln Park, his brother said. WATCH | Man struggles with suspect before Lincoln Park shooting DaShawn Earley posted an update on GoFundMe Friday, saying his brother, Dakotah, is no longer on life support. On Sunday, Dashawn … Read more