Two men are facing charges after a Chicago police helicopter tracked their vehicle across the city on Tuesday evening following a series of armed robberies in Lincoln Park, West Town, and the West Loop.
A man shot in River North overnight is in critical condition, according to Chicago police, but little is known about what happened. He is the 21st person shot in the neighborhood this year, a 133 percent increase from last.
Authorities have identified the two men killed in a mass shooting near the Chicago Red Line station on Thursday evening. Meanwhile, two local aldermen railed against downtown’s continuing violent crime problem as a low-quality video of the shooting emerged online.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown gave the city’s first official version of Thursday night’s mass shooting near the intersection of Chicago and State. But may of Brown’s talking points don’t align with the local police district’s radio transmissions.
Robberies are up 46% and there have been more shooting this year than 2014 through 2020 combined. But the Near North District commander says social media is what’s fueling a “perception” of an increase in violence.