Illinois State Police combat expressway shootings with new technology and tactics

CHICAGO (WLS) — A new data investigation into the startling number of expressway shootings in the Chicago area reveals a rapid climb in shootings here in the past three years. Expressway shootings are high speed crimes, often stretching violence across miles of Chicago roadways. The ABC7 I-Team data team’s analysis reveals Chicago interstates are among … 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

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 shootings: 24 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 24 people have been shot, six fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. A man was shot to death Sunday night while standing in the kitchen of a West Town home. The man, 20, was standing in the kitchen in the 2100-block of West Maypole Avenue about 9:35 p.m. … Read more

Chicago shootings: 23 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 23 people have been shot, five fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. A man was killed in a West Englewood shooting on Sunday night, police said. The 20-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place at about 7:44 p.m. when an occupant … Read more

Chicago shootings: 8 shot, 2 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least eight people have been shot, two fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. One man was killed and two others were wounded, one critically, in a shooting on Chicago’s Far South Side Saturday, police said. Two men were near the street in the West Pullman neighborhood’s 11600 block of … Read more

Triple shooting: Man killed, 2 others wounded in West Pullman, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — One man was killed and two others were wounded, one critically, in a shooting on Chicago’s Far South Side Saturday, police said. Two men were near the street in the West Pullman neighborhood’s 11600 block of South Lowe Avenue at about 2:45 p.m. when an unknown vehicle approached them, police said. An … Read more

Robbery victims open fire on alleged thieves, unintentionally striking 2 near Chicago Theatre: CPD

CHICAGO (WLS) — Police released more information Monday after two unintended victims were struck by gunfire Sunday afternoon in the Loop in an alley next to the Chicago Theater. It all started after three men said they were robbed by three other men inside a taco restaurant in the 100-block of N Wabash Avenue just … Read more

Chicago police release April 2022 crime report

CHICAGO (WLS) — Despite the shootings reported this weekend, Chicago Police say the city saw a slight drop in homicides last month. Citywide, there were 49 murders in April, which is five fewer than last April. RELATED: Woman killed in River North shooting caught friend’s boyfriend with other woman, family says For the first four … Read more