• East Garfield Park 14 hours ago

    5 Shot Inside Home in Chicago's East Garfield Park Neighborhood: Police

    Five people sustained gunshot wounds Sunday evening when an unknown offender opened fire inside a home in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The shooting was reported at approximately 5:41 p.m. in the 200 block of North Sacramento. A 25-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the left leg and was transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police…

  • South loop Oct 16

    Security Guard Stabbed in Chicago's South Loop, Police Say

    Police reported a security guard was stabbed in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood Thursday. In the 1100 block of South Canal at approximately 5:11 p.m., a female security guard was in a parking lot when she was approached by an unknown woman who began a physical altercation, according to police. Officials said the woman used a sharp object to stab the…

  • Chicago Violence Oct 12

    Chicago Violence: 5 Dead, at Least 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

    Chicago police say five people have been killed and at least 47 others wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend so far. The city’s most recent deadly shooting occurred at approximately 9:55 p.m. Sunday when a 25-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle in the 8600 block of South State. A blue sedan approached and began shooting…

  • Chicago Violence Oct 12

    Chicago Violence: 4 Dead, at Least 41 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

    Chicago police say four people have been killed and at least 41 others wounded in shootings across the city over the weekend so far. In the city’s most recent deadly shooting, a 21-year-old man was shot and killed and three others were injured Saturday evening in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. At approximately 6:51 p.m., four people were…

  • chicago shooting Oct 11

    Reward Upped to $25K in Shooting of 10-Year-Old Girl at Chicago Park

    The reward for information in the shooting of a 10-year-old Chicago girl has been increased to $25,000, according to community activist Andrew Holmes. La’Mya Sparks was with other children Wednesday night at Russell Square Park in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood when someone approached the group and opened fire, striking Sparks, police said. A $4,000 reward was previously offered, but…

  • chicago shooting Oct 10

    Father Pleads for Help to Find Whoever Shot 10-Year-Old Daughter at Chicago Park

    Just days after a 10-year-old girl was shot while at a Chicago park with friends, her heartbroken father on Friday appealed for help to find whoever shot his beloved daughter. La’Mya Sparks was with other children Wednesday night at Russell Square Park in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood when someone approached the group and opened fire, striking Sparks, police...

  • Chicago Violence Oct 10

    Father Pleads for Help to Find Whoever Shot 10-Year-Old Daughter at Chicago Park

    The father of a 10-year-old girl shot Wednesday in South Chicago is asking for the community’s help to find whoever opened fire in a park, injuring his daughter. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter reports.

  • Roseland Oct 10

    3-Year-Old Boy Shot Himself in Foot on Chicago's Far South Side: Police

    A three-year-old boy shot himself in the foot after finding an unattended gun at an apartment Friday afternoon on Chicago’s Far South Side, police said. At around 3 p.m., police were called to Roseland Community Hospital and met with a 23-year-old woman who told them the boy had been shot. Following an investigation, officers determined the shooting happened in...

  • Austin Oct 8

    Boy, 9, Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself in Head in Austin: Police

    A 9-year-old boy was fatally wounded when he accidentally shot himself Wednesday inside an Austin home on the West Side. The boy was playing with a gun about 1:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Lorel Avenue when the gun went off, hitting him in the head, according to Chicago police. Ashton Lipscomb was taken to Stroger Hospital, where…

  • urban prep academy Oct 6

    Promising Urban Prep Academy High School Senior Killed in Shooting

    A promising 18-year-old senior at Urban Prep Academies in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood died in a shooting last week on the city’s South Side, according to a letter addressed to the school community. Rashad Verner was a member of the football team who the school’s founder said was an engaging student who was full of promise and aspired to go...

  • West Englewood Oct 4

    At Least 3 Injured in West Englewood Shooting

    At least three men were taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest side, police said. The shooting occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Ashland Avenue near West 58th Street. Of the three victims, a 26-year-old man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center…

  • Chicago Violence Oct 3

    1 Killed, 4 Others Injured in Friday Night Shootings

    A 35-year-old man was fatally shot and four other people sustained injuries in shootings across the city of Chicago Friday night, police stated. At approximately 5:45 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Oakley in the West Englewood neighborhood, a 35-year-old man was fatally shot when someone in an unknown vehicle pulled up and fired shots, according to Chicago police….

  • Chicago Violence Sep 29

    Lightfoot Introduces Three-Year Chicago Violence Reduction Plan

    Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a comprehensive violence reduction plan Tuesday, the first ever introduced from the City of Chicago. The “Our City, Our Safety” initiative provides a plan to reduce violence throughout the city over the next three years, the mayor’s office said in a press release. “The epidemic of violence is a national public health crisis that has...

  • Chicago Violence Sep 29

    Lightfoot Introduces Three-Year Chicago Violence Reduction Plan

    Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a comprehensive violence reduction plan Tuesday, the first ever introduced from the City of Chicago. NBC 5’s Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

  • albany park Sep 21

    Albany Park Residents Take Part in Peace Walk and Vigil in Response to Shootings

    Residents in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood rose their voices against gun violence Sunday following multiple shootings in which several people were injured earlier in the week. Community members and local leaders took part in a peace walk and vigil where they remembered those who lost their lives to senseless shooting. In response to an increase in violence, Chicago Mayor...

  • West Englewood Sep 20

    At Least 4 Injured in Shooting in West Englewood

    At least four people sustained injuries in a shooting Saturday evening in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood, police stated. According to Chicago police, a group was standing outside at approximately 5 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Claremont when four individuals heard shots and felt pain. A 23-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back and was taken…

  • West Pullman Sep 20

    4 Shot in West Pullman Neighborhood: Chicago Police

    Four people were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in the West Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side, less than an hour after a separate shooting injured four others in the West Englewood neighborhood, police stated. At approximately 5:38 p.m. in the 12200 block of South May Street, two black sedans drove the down the street and people inside…

  • Chicago Violence Sep 17

    7 Shot, 1 Killed Wednesday in Chicago

    The male was shot multiple times about 6:20 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Lawrence Avenue, according to Chicago police. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center and pronounced dead. A fire department official estimated he was between 17 and 20 years old. It was the neighborhood’s third shooting in as many days, and comes less than 24…

  • Chicago Violence Sep 16

    15 Shot, 2 Fatally, Tuesday in Chicago

    Fifteen people were shot, two fatally, Tuesday in Chicago. The day’s first reported fatal shooting killed a 21-year-old man was inside an apartment in Back of the Yards on the South Side. About 11:10 p.m., the man was inside the bedroom of a second floor apartment in the 4800 block of South Wood Street when someone he knew fired shots…

  • lawndale Sep 16

    5-Year-Old Boy Seriously Hurt in Shooting

    A 5-year-old boy was seriously injured after what police believe was an accidental shooting. NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez has the latest details.

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