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Random shootings of seniors and children put city on edge

Why are criminals randomly shooting seniors and children?

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‘I did not want her to feel she was dying alone,’ says man who tended to 7-year-old girl after she and sister were shot

Serenity Broughton, 7, died from the gunshot wounds she suffered to her chest and torso in Belmont Central Sunday. Her sister, identified by family as 6-year-old Aubrey Broughton, was "fighting for her life" at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said.

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Chicago police warn of armed robberies on Northwest Side, including one where victim was shot

In each incident, someone was approached by up to three people who flashed a gun.

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Snow weighs heavily on roofs, minds of homeowners

"There is probably a couple thousand pounds of weight sitting on it right now," one homeowner said of his roof. "It’s a lot of weight and I don’t want it to cave in."

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Chicagoans keep shopping amid stay-at-home advisory

Shelves in Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Belmont-Cragin remained stocked with groceries and essentials like toilet paper — which became scarce during the initial lockdown in March — were limited to one or two per person.

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Robbers pose as police officers on NW Side

In each case, a man pulled up in a black vehicle, pointed a flashlight at the victim and demanded the person’s ID or wallet, according to Chicago police.

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Man shot to death in Belmont Central

Hugo Tecomateco was found unresponsive on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his head and back in the 2100 block of North Parkside Avenue, authorities said.

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Teen boy shot at Belmont Central gas station

The 17-year-old was pumping gas in the 5500 block of West Diversey Avenue when someone fired shots from a black SUV, according to Chicago police.

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Five homes engulfed in Belmont Central blaze

The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm as flames spread between four homes and a coach house.

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Police warn NW Side residents of rash of garage burglaries

Eight burglaries happened in late June in Portage Park, Belmont Central, Belmont Heights and Schorsch Village.

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Missing man from Belmont Central found safe

Police canceled a missing person alert Friday.

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Man killed in Belmont Central shooting

Fernando De Leon, 34, was shot twice in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

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2 wounded Wednesday morning in NW Side shootings, including teen shot in Cragin

A 17-year-old boy was shot in his buttocks, while an 18-year-old woman was shot in her head.

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Woman, 23, missing from Belmont Central

Daniela Astudillo was last seen Friday in the 2300 block of North McVicker Avenue.

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Girl, 15, reported missing from Belmont Cragin located

Police cancelled the alert about 2:25 p.m. Saturday, saying she had been located.

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Girl, 10, last seen in Belmont Central safely located

Police cancelled the alert about 10:10 a.m., saying Benedict had been safely located.

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Man tried luring girl into van in Belmont Central: police

The man grabbed the 13-year-old girl by the arm and tried to lead her to the van, police said.

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15-year-old boy shot in Belmont Central

He was grazed him in the foot in the 2800 block of North Austin Avenue, police said.

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Man shot during robbery in Belmont Central

Responding officers applied a tourniquet onto the 48-year-old man’s leg to stop the bleeding and then he was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition.

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2 grazed in shooting near Riis Park in Belmont Central

The men, 19 and 20, were inside a vehicle about 4:45 p.m. when another vehicle approached them in the 6100 block of West Wrightwood Avenue and opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Man killed in Belmont Cragin shot himself — but was also hit with police gunfire, officials say

The deadly encounter began as a traffic stop about 12:30 p.m. near the 6000 block of West Wellington Avenue, police said.

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Man dies days after being shot in Belmont Central

Irvin Garcia was struck multiple times by gunfire while he was in a vehicle on Christmas, authorities said.

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Armed robber targets businesses in Belmont Central, Avondale

Both robberies happened in the afternoon and evening hours Dec. 9, police said.

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Group throws rock through store window, steals ATM in Belmont Central

No injuries were reported and nothing else was stolen, police said.

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No bail for men charged in armed carjacking of ride-share van in Belmont Central

A ride-hailing driver had just dropped off one of his three passengers when two males approached him in the 6300 block of West Belmont Avenue and took his minivan at gunpoint.

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Belmont Central carjacking leads to Cragin crash, shots fired; 2 in custody

At least one of the vehicle’s occupants fired gunshots after the crash, but no one was hit, according to police.

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Man, 70, missing from Belmont Central located

John Terry is missing from the 6000 block of West Grand Avenue and was last seen Nov. 29, police said.

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4th smash-and-grab burglary reported at Lincoln Park cellphone store

The fourth report came in after three cellphone stores were reportedly burglarized in Belmont Central, Irving Park and Greektown.

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Man stabbed girlfriend 31 times because he thought she was unfaithful, prosecutors say

Oscar Sauceda Villalobos allegedly called 911 Tuesday to report he had repeatedly stabbed his girlfriend, Flor Navarrete-Soto, at their Belmont Central home.

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Boyfriend arrested after woman stabbed to death in Belmont Central: police

She was found on a bedroom floor in the 2400 block of North Marmora Avenue with stab wounds to her neck, police said.

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Social media threats prompt ‘soft lockdowns’ at 2 NW Side CPS schools

The threats were reported at Mary Lyon Elementary School, 2941 N. McVicker Ave., and Marine Leadership Academy, 1920 N. Hamlin Ave.

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Authorities identify body found at Belmont Harbor

Fire crews responded to call about 5:25 p.m., fire officials said.