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Streets On Fire: 10 Victims Of Chicago’s Violent Murder Spike [PHOTOS]


Although some may have scoffed at Lupe Fiasco declaring in a radio interview last week that rising rap star Chief Keef “scared him” as a result of the Chicago teen’s violent depiction of their shared hometown, a quick look at the staggering rise in the murder rate of Black and Hispanic teens due to gun violence strikes an eerie coincidence. Even with increased efforts by police and other officials, it appears that the alarming numbers show no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The murder of aspiring rapper Lil JoJo is just the latest example of the mayhem going down in Chi-Town.

While Democrats across the country turn their attention to the Democratic National Convention, the city where President Obama found political fame is being ravaged by violence that may give Chicago the unflattering title of “Murder Capital Of America” for the fourth time in 14 years. Hip-Hop Wired takes a look at 10 victims out of the hundreds that perished by way of murder from the top of the year until now.

Warning: some of the details accompanying the following photos may be emotionally triggering for some.


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    Wow this is just too sad. Like this is why I don’t try to get in any issues.

  • classy800

    Our youth need prayer. I live in Arizona and some of the young black men who used to be in the youth choir are now incarcerated. One former youth choir member was shot a week or two ago and was blessed to survive. This is an epidemic country wide for young black kids.

  • A

    Thank you for respecting Donta Gooden by using the gender identity she lived as.