Chicago Sun-Times Wins Pulitzer for Series on Weekend of Gun Violence


Chicago Sun-Times reporters Frank Main and Mark Konkol, and photographer John J. Kim have a Pulitzer Prize for a series on violence in Chicago neighborhoods. Photographer Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times won a Pulitzer “for her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city’s crossfire of deadly gang violence.” The prizes were announced by Columbia University.

Last July, the Sun-Times looked at victims, shooters and neighborhoods involved in a bloody weekend of gun violence in Chicago — April 18-20, 2008 — when 40 people were shot, seven of them fatally. Two years later, not a single person was convicted as a result of that weekend’s shootings, partly because survivors refused to cooperate with police.

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