Chicago shootings: Tracking gun violence in 2024

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Last updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 9:40AM GMT
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city of Chicago continues to grapple with gun violence, which impacts hundreds of people every year. As of July 7, 2024, there have been almost 1,200 total reported shootings in the city, according to the Chicago Police Department.

"We cannot take our eyes off the ball," Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling said at a news conference following a violent July 4 holiday weekend. "We cannot stop thinking about the people who have been victimized by this crime."

While long holiday weekends often see a spike in gun violence, Chicago police and city officials are working to curb shootings and make the city safer.

These are the latest updates on gun violence in the city of Chicago in 2024.

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Jul 24, 2024, 9:51 AM GMT

2 shot, 1 fatally, in Englewood

Two men were shot, one fatally, in the Englewood neighborhood Wednesday morning, Chicago police said.

The shooting took place at about 1:05 a.m. in the 6300-block of South Carpenter Street.

The victims were standing in the street when unknown suspects began firing from an alley, police said.

A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities have not released his identity.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.

No one is in custody and Area One detectives are investigating.

Jul 23, 2024, 6:29 PM GMT

Off-duty CPD officer was heading to work when shots fired in attempted robbery in Morgan Park

An off-duty CPD police officer was involved in a South Side shooting during a robbery attempt, according to authorities.

The shooting happened around 5:34 a.m. in the 10800 block of Campbell Avenue in Beverly.

The officer - who has not been identified- was getting in his car near 109th and Campbell to head to work when a group of suspects approached with guns, according to Alderman Matt O'Shea.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, also known as COPA, is investigating the shooting.

The officer involved was placed on routine administrative duties for at least 30 days.

FULL STORY | Off-duty CPD officer was heading to work when shots fired in attempted robbery in Morgan Park

The officer - who has not been identified- was getting in his car near 109th and Campbell to head to work when a group of suspects approached with guns, according to Alderman Matt O'Shea.
Jul 23, 2024, 12:37 PM GMT

Teen among 3 shot in Lawndale drive-by shooting, Chicago police say

Three people were injured in a drive-by shooting on the city's West Side, according to police.

The shooting happened in the 1200-block of Lawndale Avenue on Monday around 6:40 p.m.

Three men were standing near the street when someone started shooting from an unknown car.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back. A 19-year-old man was shot in the neck. A 31-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.

All were taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay. No one is in custody.

Jul 23, 2024, 12:27 PM GMT

3 shot, 1 fatally, in Lawndale, Chicago police say

One person is dead and two more were injured in a shooting in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood Monday afternoon, police said.

The shooting happened near Cermak and Karlov on the West Side.

Police said a 37-year-old man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men, aged 34 and 26, were shot and were expected to be okay.

FULL STORY | 3 shot, 1 fatally, in Lawndale, Chicago police say