R.I.P.: Remembering the Lives of Every Teenager Killed in Chicago This Summer Sameer Barakat

August 2012

Quincey Simmons, 18

Simmons was standing on the 1000 block of North Leamington Avenue on August 1 when someone opened fire into the crowd. He died on the scene.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Cornell Ferguson, 16

Three 16-year-old boys were shot on the 600 block of North Avers Avenue around 12:50 p.m. on August 2. Ferguson was pronounced dead at the scene.

[via CBS Chicago]

Johnqualus Turner, 16

Turner was shot along with Cornell Ferguson and another 16-year-old boy on North Avers Avenue on August 2. He was also pronounced dead at the scene.

[via CBS Chicago]

Sameer Barakat, 19 (first image)

Barakat, a gifted wrestler, was walking with his father in Albany Park late on August 5 when he was shot in the head. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical center, where he was pronounced dead.

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Tony Dunn, 19

Police were monitoring the 6300 block of South King Drive on August 8 when they witnessed a man shoot Tony Dunn in the back. Dunn, who lived on the block, was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

[via CBS Local]

Donta Gooden, 19

Gooden, a transgender woman who went by "Tiffany," was discovered in an abandoned building on the 4800 block of West Jackson Boulevard on August 12. It marked the second time in four months that a transgender woman was killed on Chicago's West Side.

[via CBS Chicago]

Anthony Brooms, 19

Brooms, who lived on the 11500 block of South Yale Avenue, was shot in the head and left in a vacant lot on the Far South Side on August 14. Police found the wounded young man sprawled in the lot. He was taken to Stein Institute where he was later pronounced dead.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Richard Johnson, 18

Between August 17 and August 18, 20 people were shot across the city of Chicago. Johnson was sitting in a vehicle with another man in West Garfield Park when someone walked up to the car and opened fire. Johnson was shot in the upper back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Derrick Baker, 18

Baker was shot around 12:15 a.m. on August 18 in the 11500 block of South Wentworth Avenue. He was found with a gun in his hand, but it remains unclear if that weapon was ever discharged.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Taylor Diorio, 17

During the same streak of violence, Diorio was shot in the head on the 2100 block of West 35th Street. She too was sitting in a vehicle when someone approached her and shot her. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 3:29 p.m. on August 18.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Alonzo Powell, 18

Powell was shot on the 100 block of North Pine Avenue, the last teen to die during the weekend of violence. Police found his body in a doorway with a gunshot wound to his head. A revolver was found near his body.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Alejandro Valdez, 15

Valdez, who lived on South Talman Avenue, was killed in the Chicago Lawn section of the city on August 21. A bullet struck him in the back, and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he later died. Valdez was the second of two 15-year-old boys to die in shootings that night.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Jaime Ruvalcaba, 15

According to witnesses, several gunshots were heard on the 4600 block of South Wolcott Avenue on August 21. Ruvalcaba was hit in the stomach, groin, and left arm. When he arrived at Stroger Hospital, he was in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 4:50 p.m.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Jamal Clayton, 19

While standing on the 7800 block of South Champlain Avenue on August 24, Clayton was struck in the head by bullets fired from a small red vehicle that pulled up alongside him.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Lucian Dreux, 17

At the intersection of 79th Street and Drexel Avenue, on August 24, Dreux was standing with a 42-year-old woman when someone carrying a gun rode past on a mountain bike. Dreux was killed. The woman, who suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh, survived.

[via Huffington Post]

Aaron Gaithan, 18

Two masked men opened fire on the 7900 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, wounding three people. Gaithen was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:14 p.m. on August 25.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Johnny Howell, 19

A drive-by claimed the life of Johnny Howell, who was gunned down on the 600 block of East 67th Street on August 26. Howell was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

[via Chicago Tribune]

Jalen C.J. Stogner, 17 (second image)

Stogner, his mother, and his 11-year-old brother had only recently arrived at the laundromat in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the final day of August when a verbal altercation between Stogner and another teen became violent. Alan Padilla, also 17, has been charged with pulling a gun from his waistband and murdering Stogner. The boy, shot, managed to stumble into the laundromat before collapsing. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later, at Stroger Hospital.

[via Chicago Tribune]

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