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Younger brother of Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell shot and killed in Chicago

The younger brother of Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell was shot dead in Chicago on Friday.

The tragic news was shared by Caldwell on his Twitter account, along with a photo posing next to his youngest sibling, 18-year-old Christian.

‘Yesterday was the worst day of my existence. I got a call saying my teenage brother had been murdered on the south side of Chicago. I could never have imagined that my little brother’s life would be stolen from him. Keep my family in your prayers,” he wrote.

“What I’m looking for now are details from the police to find out who killed my brother,” Caldwell, 35, who is from Chicago, said. Fox news on Saturday. “My little brother never had a chance.”

Christian Caldwell, right, the 18-year-old younger brother of Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell, 36, left, was shot dead Friday night on Chicago's South Side

Christian Caldwell, right, the 18-year-old younger brother of Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell, 36, left, was shot dead Friday night on Chicago’s South Side

Police are pictured where Christian Caldwell was murdered

Police are pictured where Christian Caldwell was murdered

About 50 shell casings have been found in the area where the shooting took place

About 50 shell casings have been found in the area where the shooting took place

Chicago police on Friday detailed how an 18-year-old male victim had died with a gunshot wound to the torso at the scene of a shooting.

A second male victim, aged 31, was admitted in critical condition, also with a gunshot wound to the torso.

A 25-year-old female victim was also shot in the leg and is in ‘fair’ condition.

About 50 shell casings have been found in the area where the shooting took place CBS-Chicago.

The suspect allegedly got into a black sedan after the shooting and drove off. The CPD said detectives were actively investigating the incident.

Caldwell said he would like the perpetrator to “turn themselves in” and “take them to justice,” adding that he hoped “they can be rehabilitated.”

Gianno Caldwell grew up in a Chicago family where he was one of nine siblings

Gianno Caldwell grew up in a Chicago family where he was one of nine siblings

Caldwell, top center, is seen with five of his brothers and cousins ​​in a 2011 photo

Caldwell, top center, is seen with five of his brothers and cousins ​​in a 2011 photo

“If they get out of jail one day — if not for life — they might turn their lives around and give hope to other young men if there’s any hope of rehabilitating them,” Caldwell said.

“I would never want to see street law or violence against the people who even killed my little brother. But I do want them to be brought to justice. And as a Christian who believes in forgiveness, who believes that there is a second way for people who could do such a thing, I just want justice from my little brother, Christian. That is it.’

Caldwell shared that his brother Christian loved sports and that he would like to spend time with his friends and travel. “He loved his big brother,” Caldwell added.

Caldwell, who has nine siblings, has appeared on Fox since 2017.

Days earlier, on Father’s Day, Caldwell shared a series of messages between one of his brothers.

“My little brother has never met his father and as devastating as this is, I am thankful to God that he chose me as his big brother/father figure,” Caldwell wrote.

Christian Caldwell, 18, died Friday night in a Chicago South Side shooting

Christian Caldwell, 18, died Friday night in a Chicago South Side shooting

“I’ve always seen you as the closest to a father figure. You have taught me so much and for that I am eternally grateful and proud of the things you have done,” his brother Matthew wrote to him in a touching message.

Caldwell described his childhood in Chicago as “very poor.”

His mother was addicted to cocaine and had to go to rehab. It meant that the siblings were all placed in the care of his grandmother.

“I was like his father because he never knew his father. So my three youngest brothers, I thought, were my children. Those are my sons, so I took care of them. I’ve supported them financially and still do my family,” Caldwell told Fox.

“I never, ever thought that my little brother, who just turned 18, would ever be in this situation. We’ve never killed anyone in our family, and we’ve been through very, very tragic things. God has always protected us so I can’t understand how this happened. I’m trying to get the details to fully understand what’s going on here,” he said.

Last weekend, Caldwell shared a series of messages between another of his brothers, Matthew on Father's Day, telling him they saw Gianno as a 'father figure'.

Last weekend, Caldwell shared a series of messages between another of his brothers, Matthew on Father’s Day, telling him they saw Gianno as a ‘father figure’.

Gianno Caldwell is one of nine siblings.  He said his younger brothers were more like sons

Gianno Caldwell is one of nine siblings. He said his younger brothers were more like sons

Gianno Caldwell (left) with some of his siblings, pictured several years ago

Gianno Caldwell (left) with some of his siblings, pictured several years ago

Writing in 2021 for the New York PostCaldwell described an incident in 2017 where one of his siblings was ambushed by men with guns on Chicago’s south side.

“It was late on Memorial Day in 2017. The night was surprisingly cool; it felt more like early spring than early summer. My younger brother was in a parked car on the south side of Chicago with some of his friends. Two men approached, drew automatic pistols and started firing,” he said.

“My brother survived, I finally learned, and we thank God for that every day. But make no mistake, I might as well be discussing it in the past tense. My brother’s best friend died in his arms that night.’

Caldwell often referred to the death of one of his brothers and referenced the incident during a recent Fox News discussion of gun violence.

“I think back to a few years ago when my younger brother was in a car with two of his friends on Memorial Day weekend when two men walked up and fired at that car 25 times,” he said.

Caldwell had previously criticized Chicago’s leadership and rising crime rates in the Windy City, noting that 76 police officers were shot or fired at in more than 800 homicides citywide in 2021.

Caldwell had previously been critical of Chicago's leadership and the rising crime rate in the Windy City and often appeared on Fox to discuss such matters.  He is pictured on June 5th

Caldwell had previously been critical of Chicago’s leadership and the rising crime rate in the Windy City and often appeared on Fox to discuss such matters. He is pictured on June 5th

“I am absolutely disgusted by the violence that continues in my hometown,” he said during a panel discussion on… Fox earlier this month after a Chicago police officer was shot during a routine traffic stop.

“If you’re going to take these soft-on-crime measures, you’re never going to get the crime problem under control, whether it’s in Chicago, or Philadelphia, Detroit, wherever,” Caldwell says. stated during the debate.

“These policies have to change, and they have to get tough and they have to get tough right away, otherwise we’re going to see more and more people die on the streets every day,” Caldwell added.

Chicago police are investigating the scene where the 5-month-old girl was shot and killed in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood on Friday.  The baby is one of the youngest victims of gun violence in Chicago (file photo)

Chicago police are investigating the scene where the 5-month-old girl was shot and killed in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood on Friday. The baby is one of the youngest victims of gun violence in Chicago (file photo)

Total crime in Chicago has recently increased by 34 percent, although the number of shootings and homicides is decreasing.  On the other hand, robberies and thefts have increased dramatically since the beginning of the year

Total crime in Chicago has recently increased by 34 percent, although shooting and homicide rates are declining. On the other hand, robberies and thefts have increased dramatically since the beginning of the year

Crime rates across the board in Chicago are already above what they were at this time last year, though murder and shooting levels have actually dropped a little bit, data from Chicago Police Department data as of June 19 shows.

There have been 268 homicides in the Windy City so far this year, a drop of seven percent from last year, when there were 289 homicides in the same period.

Sexual assault is also down two percent from last year, as 895 incidents were reported this year compared to 912 last year.

The biggest increase, however, was the number of thefts, up 66 percent from the same period last year, with 7,354 reports compared to 4,436 last year.

Motor vehicle thefts are also up 39 percent from the same time last year, with 5,586 reported in 2022 and 4,033 in the same period in 2021.

The number of shootings, meanwhile, has fallen 17 percent from last year, but there have already been a string of fatal shootings, with seven people at an intersection in the south side of the city in March and three minors in January.

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