Sixty-two slayings in July, police source says
Violent crime continued to rise in Chicago after a deadly July in which 62 people were killed, according to unofficial numbers provided by a police source.
For the first seven months of 2008, murders rose by 18 percent over the same period in 2007 and by 9 percent for the same period in 2006. According to internal police data, 291 people were killed from January through July, up from 246 in 2007 and 266 in 2006.
Nino Abraham, 18, is charged in the fatal shooting of Isaac Saucedo in a funeral procession on the Southwest Side.
CHICAGO (STNG) ― An 18-year-old man was charged with murder early Friday for the fatal shooting of man shot while riding in a funeral procession Monday on the Southwest Side.
Charges were approved at 1:30 a.m. for Nino Abraham, of the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, who was charged with murder in the fatal shooting… Continue