Gang Violence

A 12-year-old girl dies days after getting shot. She's the third young Chicago shooting victim in four days.

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

A wheelchair bound middle school student delivers an inspirational speech at graduation. The 14-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a gang member's stray bullet said, "I won today."

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.

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.

This past weekend, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, a historic Black fraternity, took to the streets of Chicago and held steadfast in the midst…

A rash of gun violence exploded in Chicago over the weekend, leaving one person dead and 40 others injured. In this recent spate of shootings…

There may not be a more unfiltered and passionate NBA player than Chicago Bulls standout point guard Derrick Rose (pictured). Hailing from the tough Englewood neighborhood,…

After reading numerous reports about alleged mass murderer, James Holmes, I’m wondering whether he should receive the benefit of numerous in-depth back stories about his life. Is it our job to figure out why he went into a movie theater to kill and destroy people’s lives? Will knowing his motive satisfy our need to understand? […]

Cops have taken another Uzi off the street – this one a 16-year-old girl charged with killing a rival gang member. Sahiah (Uzi) Davis, a freshly minted member of the Wave Gang, was ordered to rub out someone in her former crew, the Hood Starz, police sources said. “They wanted her to do this to […]