ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie in Critical Condition After Workplace Shooting

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ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie in Critical Condition After Workplace Shooting

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie is in critical condition after recently demoted executive Anthony DeFrances shot him inside the building before turning the gun on himself in an apparent suicide.

The shooting occurred on the 17th floor of the Bank of America building at 231 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago.

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Anthony DeFrances “was apparently despondent over the fact that he got demoted.”

LaVoie is listed in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being shot in the head and stomach.

 

 

13-Year-Old Samuel Walker Killed, 6 Shot in Drive-by Shooting on Chicago’s West Side

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13-Year-Old Samuel Walker Killed, 6 Shot in Drive-by Shooting on Chicago’s West Side (Credit: CBS News Video screengrab)

Gun violence rocked Chicago for yet another weekend. Samuel Walker, 13, was fatally shot, six others wounded, Friday evening in what police have called a drive-by shooting on the city’s west side. Separately, a 3-year-old boy was among a total of 10 people shot in throughout Chicago as of Friday night. He was shot while standing outside with his mother and another male in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue at about 10:10 p.m., police said.

It was a beautiful Friday evening, and members of the Nu Church Movement had arrived to set up its mobile ministry on a vacant lot in East Garfield Park neighborhood, on Lexington Street near California Avenue.

Youth on the block had flocked to the lot and joined the church group, some playing games, some in prayer, when church leader Lavieda Stewart, 24, saw from the corner of her eye, a car drive by slowly.

Five minutes later, she heard a barrage of gunshots, looked up, and saw two men standing outside that car at the corner of California, shooting.

When the gunfire was over, 13-year-old Samuel Walker was killed and six others were wounded, according to officials.

“I immediately gathered together the kids that I had,” Stewart said. “We circled together in the grass and started to pray. I was a little in shock. I’ve never seen someone shot. But because someone was fatally wounded, we decided to get the kids we brought out of here but stick around and pray with the community.”

About 6 p.m., multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said. Source: Sun Times

Samuel Walker was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head. He died two blocks from his home, the Sun Times reports. This latest homicide comes days after Tevin Lee, 18, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the death of Shamiya Adams, who was shot in the head as she attended a sleepover. She was laid to rest on Saturday.

40 Shot, 4 Killed Including 11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams, in Chicago Weekend Violence

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40 Shot, 4 Killed Including 11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams, in Chicago Weekend Violence

About 40 people were shot, four killed in Chicago weekend violence. At least 18 people were shot in a little more than 12 hours overnight, bringing the total to 40 since Friday afternoon, NBC News reports.

Among the victims was 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was gunned down inside a Chicago home during a sleepover, after a stray bullet struck her, police said.

A 24-year-old man was shot in a bar on Chicago’s Southwest Side early Sunday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest.

A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times as he and a woman got into a cab in the 900 block of North Mayfield Avenue. He was later pronounced dead at the West Suburban Medical Center. A 30-year-0ld man was found dead in a car in the South Austin neighborhood. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back, shoulder and neck.

The weekend hasn’t come to a close yet. I suspect there will be more violence in the Windy City.

 

11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams Dies After Being Shot in Head During Sleepover

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11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams Dies After Being Shot in Head During Sleepover

TRAVESTY:  11-year-old Shamiya Adams died after being shot in the head during a sleepover at her best friend’s home in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in Chicago.

Adams and a group of her friends were set to make s’mores during a sleepover Friday night when a bullet came through the window and struck her in the head, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Rosemarie Jones, who hosted the sleepover, said the girls were sitting in a circle when “gunshots rang out and one came in through the window and shot one of the girls in the head.”

It is reprehensible that Shamiya Adams was gunned down at a sleepover. What is going on in Chicago? The mayor should institute Martial Law. How many more children have to die at the hands of a bunch of armed thugs before something drastic is done?

 

 

Chicago Teen Alante Vallejo Killed Less Than a Week After High School Graduation

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Chicago Teen Alante Vallejo Killed Less Than a Week After High School Graduation (Credit: Chicago Tribune)

Alante Vallejo, 18, was gunned down Friday afternoon on the Rogers Park block, located on Chicago’s Far North Side. He graduated from Evanston Township High School less than a week ago.

Vallejo was shot in the stomach in the 1900 block of West Howard Street. He was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide investigators are trying to figure out who shot Alante Vallejo. No suspect is in police custody.

 

 Chicago Teen Alante Vallejo Killed Less Than a Week After High School Graduation

Pregnant Woman Among 3 People Injured in Chicago Highway Shooting

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Pregnant Woman Among 3 People Injured in Chicago Highway Shooting

A 24-year-old pregnant woman was among three people injured in a shooting early Saturday morning in a Chicago highway shooting.

Illinois State Police said a 2008 Buick SUV broke down just before 1:30 a.m. on a southbound ramp off the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a gunman opened fired into the vehicle.

According to the Sun Times, while the broken down SUV was awaiting assistance, a black Dodge Charger with orange stripes drove up and began to shoot inside the vehicle. The 27-year-old drive of the Buick was hit four times, while two female passengers, one of them pregnant, were struck several times.

The women are listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

The highway shooting comes as two people were killed in separate shootings in the Windy City. Timothy Travis, 21, was killed in the 4900 block of West Huron Street. Tremaine Scott, 19, was killed in the 8200 block of South Princeton Avenue after he was accosted by three people, one of whom had a gun. Both murders occurred Friday night.

Gun Violence: 2-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured in East Oakland Shooting

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Gun Violence: 2-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured in East Oakland Shooting

WEEKEND GUN VIOLENCE:  A 2-year-old boy was critically injured when a stray bullet hit him in an Oakland shooting in front of his home Friday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of Sunnyside Street in East Oakland, Calif., police said. He was shot in the upper body and is listed in critical but stable condition at Children’s Hospital.

No suspects are in custody for the shooting. This comes as a 15-year-old girl was shot in Chicago overnight.

 

Activist’s Son Hal Baskin Jr. Among 8 Wounded in Chicago Gun Violence

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Activist’s Son Hal Baskin Jr. Among 8 Wounded in Chicago Gun Violence

Hal Baskin Jr., 25, the son of Englewood activist Hal Baskin, was among eight people wounded in gunfire in Chicago since Monday afternoon.

Hal Baskin Jr., the 25-year-old son of Englewood activist Hal Baskin, was shot in the stomach and buttocks around 5:40 p.m. Monday in the 6600 block of South Peoria Street. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and reported in fair condition by his family.

A 30-year-old man with him was grazed in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition.

The shooting happened two blocks south of the Peace Community Center where the senior Hal Baskin, 60, is executive director. In a statement, family spokesman Keith Harris called the shooting a random act and called for calm.

“The family is asking that the police department be allowed to do their job,” he wrote. Source: Chicago Tribune

 Activists Son Hal Baskin Jr. Among 8 Wounded in Chicago Gun Violence

Chicago Park Shooters ID’d as Tabari Young, Brad Jett, Bryon Champ & Kewane Gatewood

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Chicago Park Shooters ID’d as Tabari Young, Brad Jett, Bryon Champ & Kewane Gatewood

The four suspects in the Cornell Square Park shooting identified as  Tabari Young and Brad Jett, both 22, Bryon Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20. Tabari Young is the alleged gunman.

All four Chicago Park shooters have been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, the Chicago Tribune reports.

It seems that Tabari Young’s mother is making excuses for his criminal behavior. She told the Chicago Tribune that while her son is a transient, “he’s a good boy. It’s just that he gets caught up … because there’s no work.”

There is no reason for her son to have shot a three-year-old child and then excuse should reprehensible behavior as being out of work.

Bryon Champ is a convicted felony and a known-gang member. He was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon last year and was sentenced to boot camp. He didn’t need boot camp. He needed to do some hard time behind bars.

2 Held in Cornell Square Park Shooting of 13; 4 Killed, 15 Injured in Chicago Weekend Gun Violence

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2 Held in Cornell Square Park Shooting of 13; 4 Killed, 15 Injured in Chicago Weekend Gun Violence

Two men were arrested in connection with the Cornell Square Park shooting of 13, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard. The two men, both 22, were arrested Sunday night in an abandoned building in the 5200 block of South Marshfield Avenue. No charges have been filed yet. Gunshots were fired into a crowd watching a basketball game on the city’s South Side.

Separately, four people were killed, 15 injured in shootings across the city since Friday evening. Jamal Coleman died early Saturday morning after being shot in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue. Another man was wounded in the same shooting. Robert Hart was killed Friday night when a gunman came up behind him in an alley in the 6000 block of South Halsted Street and opened fire.

Brenden Temple, 21,was fatally shot in the head in the 6600 block of South Honore Street. Jaleel Pearson was shot and killed in the 2200 block of East 71st Street, police said.

[UPDATE#1: 09/23/13]:  Bryon Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, both of Chicago, have been charged with three counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, the Chicago Tribune reports.