Gang Violence

Two gunmen executed an ex-gang member whose prison sentence Obama commuted. The assailants targeted him at a federal halfway house.

August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

A team of scholars analyze how social media posts escalate into violence. The scholars are calling it a public health problem.

A young man who tried to escape violence in Chicago was tragically shot dead. Lee McCollum was featured in the CNN documentary 'Chicagoland,' and had a promising future.

More than a hundred people gathered at a vigil in Knoxville to honor 12-year-old Jajuan Latham. He was fatally shot in a suspected gang shooting. Jajuan is a cousin of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson, who died shielding three girls from gunfire.

Chicago police are working on authenticating a video that depicts a shooting. It appears to show details that are consistent with a shooting they are investigating.

While handing down a harsh sentence to a Harlem man this week, a New York judge managed to deride the Black Lives Matter movement by telling the defendant, "Black lives don't matter to Black people with guns."

A 13-year-old anti-violence advocate was shot and wounded by a stray bullet. He's now recovering, after the bullet barely missed his spine.

According to the Chicago Tribune, at least three people were killed and 17 injured in shootings across Chicago on April 29, 2013. The ages of…