Two Girls, 7 And 13, Shot On Warren Elementary Playground During Picnic

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Two girls, 7 and 13 years old, were shot on the playground outside Warren Elementary on Friday, officials said. [Photo/Andrea V. Watson]

CHICAGO — Two girls, 7 and 13 years old, were shot on the playground outside Warren Elementary on Friday, officials said.

The shooting happened during an end-of-the-year picnic at the Southeast Side school.


7th-Grader Robbed At Gunpoint A Block From School

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Parents received warnings after a Dixon Elementary School student was a victim in a robbery on March 16, 2015. [Photo/Andrea V. Watson]

CHATHAM — A South Side school warned parents after a student was robbed on his way to school Monday.

Police said a black male with face tattoos, 18- to 22-years old and standing 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall robbed the boy at 8 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Rhodes Avenue.


Woman Found Dead With Her Three Children Was Strangled

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A memorial in front of the Drexel home where a woman and her three sons were found dead Saturday. [Photo/Andrea V. Watson]

CHATHAM — A woman found dead alongside her three children in Chatham had been strangled, officials announced Tuesday.

But the cause of death for the three children is still pending, according to Frank Shuftan, a Cook County spokesman.


Tacarra Morgan, 6, Shot In Englewood, Is Expected To Recover, Police Say

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6-year-old Tacarra Morgan was shot in an incident in West Englewood Tuesday afternoon. She is seen here in the arms of another person after the shooting. [Photo credit: Facebook and provided]

HYDE PARK — The 6-year-old girl caught in an Englewood shoot out Tuesday is out of surgery and expected to survive, police officials said.

At 1 p.m., Tacarra Morgan was shot in her stomach in the 6000 block of South Paulina Street, said Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago Police spokeswoman, citing preliminary information.


Tyshawn’s Classmates Say Gangs Plague Area: ‘It’s Like Bang Bang Bang’

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Students at Joplin Elementary said they’re able to talk to someone at school to cope with the loss of Tyshawn Lee. [Photo/Andrea V. Watson]

AUBURN GRESHAM — Since the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, Scott Joplin Elementary School has offered students grief counseling and beefed up security as the community grapples with his unsolved slaying.

Tyshawn was “targeted” for execution, possibly because of his family’s gang ties, and lured into an alley from a nearby park while close to his grandmother’s home in Auburn Gresham last week, police said. The killer is still at large, and police and community members are pleading with the public to come forward with information.