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Two preteens shot in separate incidents minutes apart in Chicago

Chicago - Two girls, ages 11 and 12, were shot in unrelated incidents on Chicago’s South Side Saturday evening. Both girls were shot in the head and remain in critical condition in hospital. The shootings occurred within half an hour of each other.

Chicago boy who appeared in anti-violence video shot

Chicago - Zarriel Trotter, 13, was one of the young black boys who appeared in an award-winning anti-violence video last year. He was shot in the lower back after returning home from playing basketball with friends.

Mayor: 'Enough is enough' as 14 people shot in 15 hours in Chicago

Chicago - Chicago's record of 14 people being shot in the space of 15 hours, starting Monday evening is nothing to be proud of, especially coming after a weekend of violence that left four dead and another 52 people injured.

SWAT patrols Chicago streets after 82 people shot over weekend

Chicago - Heavily-armed police SWAT teams are patrolling the streets of Chicago following a violent Fourth of July weekend during which at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally.

2 teens killed in separate Chicago shootings

Chicago - Two teenagers were killed in separate shootings in Chicago on Friday, a day on which at least six teenagers were shot across the city.

More drive-by shootings and robberies Thursday in Chicago

Chicago - A 12-year-old boy was one of six Chicagoans wounded in drive-by shootings and robberies in Chicago on Thursday, day four of a massive teacher walk out in the public schools system.

Chicago: Rise in homicides on Rahm Emanuel's watch

Chicago - Perhaps a shocking rise in gun violence is the most notable statistic of Rahm Emanuel’s brief reign as Chicago’s mayor. The homicide rate in Chicago jumped 29 percent higher in August compared to the same time last year.

Bloody Chicago: 19 people gunned down in one night; 13 in 30 min

Chicago - In a particularly violent night in America's most dangerous major city, at least 19 people were wounded as a result of gun violence.

More violence erupts in Chicago during Obamas’ visit

Chicago - Violence and mayhem marred President Barack Obama and his family’s weekend visit to the windy city. Fatalities and injuries from shootings soared into double digits during the Obamas' stay.
 

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Antonio Perkins  28  moments before he was shot to death on a Chicago street.
Antonio Perkins, 28, moments before he was shot to death on a Chicago street.
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