Violence in Chicago reached astounding numbers in Chicago during the holiday weekend, with an estimated 61 people shot and almost a dozen killed in shootings that took place throughout the city. https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/813751294443847680 According to the Root, the bulk of the shootings in Chicago took place on the city’s West and South sides, while the total […]
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A 16-year-old boy who vowed that athletics would be his path out of Chicago and away from its rampant violence was shot and killed Sunday evening in front of his home. Andre Taylor, a multi-sport athlete at Percy Julian High School, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the forehead on his front lawn of his home on the city's embattled South Side, DNAInfo Chicago reports.