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Cruel Winter: Chicago’s Shooting Epidemic Continues With 43 Homicides In January 2013 [PHOTOS]

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Chief Keef’s stepbrother, Ulysses Gissendanner III


Week 1: Jan. 1-8

Chicago’s violent 2012 continued into 2013, with five deaths taking place on New Year’s Day; Octavius Lamb, 20, would be the city’s first homicide victim of the year. It was an especially violent day in the ravaged city, with 15 persons shot alone. Many of the killings were due to gun violence, but 17-year-old Ezquiel Velasquez was the victim of a carjacking and beating. Police suspect some victims had gang ties, especially those who resided or frequented the notorious South and West Sides. Chief Keef’s estranged stepbrother, Ulysses Gissendanner, was also caught in the crossfire.


Below are the victims’ names:

Octavius Lamb, 20, gunshot, 1-1-13
Kevin Jemison, 29,  gunshot, 1-1-13
Devonta Grisson, 19, gunshot, 1-1-13
Myron Brown, 30, gunshot, 1-1-13
Ezquiel Velasquez, 17, assault, 1-1-13
Ulysses Gissendanner, 19, 1- 2-13
Michael Kozel, 58, 1-3-13
Unidentified Black male, gunshot, 1-5-13
Angela Welch, 55, stabbing, 1-5-13
David Kartzmark, 25, gunshot, 1-5-13
Taison Moore, 33, stabbing, 1-6-13
Marcus Turner, 19, gunshot,1-6-13
Lavonshay Cooper, 22, 1- 6-13
Darvelle Brown, 24, gunshot, 1-8-13
Tyshawn Blanton, 31, gunshot, 1-8-13
Michael Santiago, 21, auto crash, 1-8-13


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  • WM

    This is extremely sad.. I live in a big city (10M+) and it’s a shock if we exceed 70 murders a YEAR. Last summer we had what we called the season of the gun because 32 people were shot in 22 days and THAT statistic caused a massive inquiry into our city’s police department…. Chicago needs to get it together…

  • Ralfine

    For comparison: Hong Kong has 7 million people and a very high population density. 2012 there have been 27 homicides in the whole year.

  • Thismy$2

    Obviously the CPD needs help call in the national guard and do the stop and frisk like NY for 6 months. The gang bangers don’t leave their guns at home so if you stop them that’s another gun off the street and reduction in crime.Build the jails and they will come!!!

    • chiboi773

      Chicago seizes more guns than nyc.. we been had stop and frisk they just dont call it that