Friday, January 4, 2013

Shots Fired, Twice Thrice Tonight

Oh, swell, it's gonna be one of those nights.

Around 5:30, there were shots fired at the southeast corner of Sheridan and Lawrence.  Facebook commenters say that one 'banger was shot in the leg, with the shooter fleeing to Wilson and Magnolia.  It's unclear if he is in custody.

Now we are hearing that six or seven shots were fired at Sheridan and Sunnyside around 8:10pm.  Police are on the scene, but we aren't sure if anyone was hurt.

Happy New Year from Uptown's urban terrorists, the gangbangers.  Sure have missed you shooting up our neighborhood... said no one, ever.

If you have any further information, please let us know in the comments.

Update:   We got multiple reports of yet a third incident of shots fired, at 9:20pm.  Apparently it happened at Wilson and Malden, although it was so loud that it was reported at several locations.  "About 20 minutes ago there were 5-6 shots fired from a shotgun on Malden, about a door or 2 up north from Wilson. Lots of 911 calls about it judging from the neighbors outside talking about it. Cops are on the scene and police tape is out. One older SUV had its back window shot out. No idea if anyone was hit."  Another reader said that "Police can't find casings and as a result of witness reports of the sheer volume of shots believe it was a .38 or .357."

Terrorism, pure and simple.  Lots of cops in the neighborhood tonight, on every street.

Update:  Saturday's Sun-Times says "Earlier, about 9:20 p.m. Friday, bullets grazed an 18-year-old woman in the back in the 4600 block of North Malden Street in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. Her condition is not known.  Several hours before in the same neighborhood, a 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said. He was shot about 5:35 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Sheridan Road and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition."

And the Tribune says:  "An 18-year-old woman suffered a graze wound about 9:30 p.m. Friday night in the 4600 block of North Malden Avenue in the Sheridan Park neighborhood on the North Side. She was walking in a group when someone got out of a small light-colored car, shot, and got back in. The car fled west on Wilson Avenue, Greer said. Another man, 21, was shot in the buttocks in the 4700 block of North Sheridan Avenue about 5:35 p.m."



Update:  A reader sent in this photo of the SUV parked on Malden, a Nissan Pathfinder with Indiana plates, and says:  "This SUV is parked in front of 4603 N. Malden on the east side of the street. Back window blown out and shot appear to have exited the side window traveling toward the residence the vehicle is in front of."

48 comments:

  1. Unacceptable for the attempted murders in our neighborhood. When is this going to change?

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  2. There's police EVERYWHERE in the area. There were about 6 or 7 police cars are Sheridan and Lakeside with maybe 15 police arresting/questioning a person around 8:30.

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  3. One person with minor wound at Lawrence/Sheridan. The police and I spoke with the store manager to give better ideas about addressing gang activity in front of his building.

    A store at Sheridan/Sunnyside had its windows shot. No one was hit, per the police.

    Both incidents are related and involving two rival gangs. Will get more information about those arrested for follow up with their building managers.

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    1. Alderman Cappleman why have you stopped sending emails about the shootings? I realize you can't influence the police to bring a greater presence into our ward but you can help us by keeping us informed. Your silence gives the appearance that there is something to hide. Please help those who donate to you, believed in you, voted for you.

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    2. He's on here notifying now... doesn't that count?

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    3. Everyone needs to get a CLUE. The solution isn't more cops. The solution is to get rid of the subsidized housing and all the welfare. The welfare brings in the drugs, the drugs bring n the gangs, the gangs bring in the violence to fight over territory.

      Until we start to undue all the subsidation in the Uptown neighborhood NOTHING is going to change. So keep throwing more cops (aka MORE money) at the problem. Stop trying to treat the symptoms and start treating the DISEASE.

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    4. Not in my opinion. When he took office he was sending emails to everyone who had signed up with his office with great detail and regularity. It was a great way to let us know and we could share with others in our building by taping up the notices in entrance. The alderman has stopped sometime after the person was gunned down in front of jimmy johns on wilson in broad daylight.

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  4. 6 shots just heard on Malden between Wilson and Lawrance. What can we do to stop this madness?

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  5. I think I just heard five or six from around my apt at the 4600 block of broadway -- sounded north east...hear sirens as we speak...

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  6. 6 shots were heard at Magnolia and Wilson not too long ago. People were swearing and screaming. The police response was within 5 minutes

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  7. Heard them at Wilson/Magnolia short time ago. Saw some people running - mostly around and within the parking lot by Subway...

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  8. This continued violence is just ridiculous. You can only hope that these morons only hit each other. No loss to society.

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  9. Wilson/Magnolia and Wilson/Malden are the hot spots in my neighborhood tonight. I'm not going out there, but I'm guessing Gooseberry Park or nearby had some activity. The police just cordoned off Malden between Wilson and Lawrence. Heard 6 *very* loud shots earlier and saw several pretty young kids running to and fro. None of the "usual suspects" that I could see.

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  10. We heard shots fired from our home on Beacon St. Give or six loud bangs and police sirens are heard in the area currently. Sad day for uptown.

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  11. Confirmed shooting at 4600 block of N. Malden. Minor injury. Will report when know more later.

    Public meeting with 2 commanders already in works.

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  12. Was coming out of the Walgreens by Weiss around 5:30pm and heard the shots. Police sirens within a few minutes. By the time I walked to Lawrence to Sheridan, a couple of police cars and a fire truck had arrived.

    I've lived in this neighborhood for 14 years and I'm thoroughly sick of this shit.

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  13. Getting real tired of this and what do we gotta do to prevent this from happening again and again?!

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  14. I heard two different types of shot around 9:30 and i live at Carmen and Glenwood

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  15. The "storefronts" or as I like to call them fronts* at the southeast corner of Lawrence and Sheridan are a contributing factor to the blight of the neighborhood. The property needs to be investigated as possibly contributing in some way to this insane amount of gang activity. I mean why are the gang members always gathering around there?! Perhaps the owners are just victims too, but the property looks absolutely suspicious and trashy all the time!!!!!

    *except Papa Rays

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  16. Heavy caliber gun shots 357 or 38 fired infront of Evelyncondo association building 4603-01 n. Malden windshield of parked car blown out on maldrn. 5 shots loud as a canon fired 9:22 north on Malden.

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  17. IDK WHY PEOPLE KEEP SAYING THINGS NEED TO CHANGE WHEN THEY KNOW THAT NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE IF DONT NOBODY DO NOTHING ABOUT IT SO TILL SOMETHING IS DONE STOP SAYING IT NEED TO CHANGE BECAUSE IYS NOT

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  18. I've lived in Chicago for over 15 years, never have I heard gunshots or witnessed a crime until I moved into Uptown 4 months ago. Now I know what a gunshot sounds like, had to walk past crime scenes, seen blood on the sidewalk and witnessed a shooting outside my bedroom window. I love uptown and I don't regret buying a condo here but this violence must stop. I appreciate the quick response from the Alderman, the stepped up police presence, but as of today I am losing my faith in what the city can really do to prevent this.
    Alderman Cappleman, Mayor Emanuel what do we do???

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  19. Obviously Chicago's strict gun laws are making a difference!! Sorry Chicago and state lawmakers, your stringent gun ownership laws don't seem to apply to thugs....shocker! Maybe it's time we realize that when the thugs think that the average citizen may be armed and willing to stand up for themselves and others, they will think twice before shooting up a neighborhood!!

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    1. Thanks for all of the information. Very informative, however, my heart is saddened. I was raised in the uptown neighborhood, and my parents currently reside in close proximity to all the places that were mentioned in regards to the shootings. Its a shame what the area has been reduced too. The crime rate has just increased in the United States at an unfathomable rate. One would have to wonder will things ever get any better? I have to agree with one of the other post; I too am beginning to lose faith in things getting any better in the uptown area.

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  20. This is a result of all the gangs and drug dealers that slip into Uptowns affordable housing buildings. And yet we have still have those pushing for more affordable housing. Lets get all these criminals evicted and then there will be lots of affordable housing units available for families who really need it and are not criminals. In other words, we don't need the new JDL proposal to up their 5% of affordable housing to 20%, unless you want more these idiots ruining this building as well.

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  21. Hey armedinuptown, you think these gang members will be afraid of potentially-armed citizens when they are out shooting at definitely-armed rival gang members? Try another excuse for your love of guns.

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  22. Strict gun laws only work with proper health care system. Look at England, they are not doing to badly. CT has the strictest gun laws in the US and Mexico is the country with the strictest gun laws. See a problem? Spend the money on healthcare and not whining about a law that will not work if voted on. As far as Uptown, what took the previous Alderman years to tear down will take even longer for us to bring back up. With the Mayor cutting street patrols, and he is, it makes it difficult.

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  23. Thanks for the update Alderman.

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  24. There will be improvement when the 'War On Terror' includes gangs.

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  25. You can also bet that once marijuana is legalized and these gangs start cutting into tax revenue... Things will change. Right now, there not harming or stealing from "anyone that counts". Like many have said before... when a white person is killed... we'll see.

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  26. So sick of the cesspool of scum here. Thankfully most killed are just gangbangers ( smile a tiny smile inside when one dies). Praying my place sells, even at a loss. This whole area is f'ing doomed. Lived here(owned) for 10 years, used to care, now I just want off this sinking ship of human shit that this place has become.

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  27. I'm always befuddled by these gun rights supporters whose only solution to gun violence is MORE GUNS. That's as sane as arguing that to solve sexual exploitation we should have more pimps.

    @armedinuptown: There's only three possible outcomes to more people like yourself carrrying firearms. 1) You're going to accidentally shoot and kill an innocent person and not only have to live with that horror but will do so inside a jail cell.
    2) You're going to actually kill a bad guy but since you're not an officer of the law you will again end up in a jail cell and most likely someone's bottom.
    3) You're going to get yourself shot and killed.

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  28. "One person with minor wound at Lawrence/Sheridan. The police and I spoke with the store manager to give better ideas about addressing gang activity in front of his building."

    Does he have any incentive to listen to you? He makes a living by catering to the gang activity.

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  29. "One person with minor wound at Lawrence/Sheridan. The police and I spoke with the store manager to give better ideas about addressing gang activity in front of his building."

    Does he have any incentive to listen to you? He makes a living by catering to the gang activity.

    "This is a result of all the gangs and drug dealers that slip into Uptowns affordable housing buildings. And yet we have still have those pushing for more affordable housing. Lets get all these criminals evicted and then there will be lots of affordable housing units available for families who really need it and are not criminals. In other words, we don't need the new JDL proposal to up their 5% of affordable housing to 20%, unless you want more these idiots ruining this building as well."

    Misinformed fear-mongering. The JDL affordable units are 1,200 1 bdrms.

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  30. And you think drug dealers can't afford $1,200. Get real!
    They need to shut down that convenient store on Sheridan and Lawrence because I've seen transactions come from inside that store. And yes I have reported it.
    Evict the criminals and Uptown will have a better chance of thriving!!!!

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  31. Just remember, Uptown, the problem isn't crime, it's your perception of crime.

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  32. What amazes me is that the police/alderman pretend to have no clue about these hot spots, or just refuse to do anything about it. The drug dealers hang out all night in from of 1259-1263 wilson dealing, they eat and hang out in godfather pizza, they go in and out of Sheridan park food and liqueurs all night long! Almost every drug/gang related story involves a "victim" or assailant running into either of these businesses for refuge. The dealer who was shot in the arm last month took refuge in the liqueur store and was the same individual who was pushed through the window of godfather pizza last week. These businesses should either stop working with these gangbangers or be shut down! Why isn't there a police presence on wilson 24/7 with all she shootings in the last couple of months there needs to a squad parked and paying attention on wilson between Malden and magnolia all the time!

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  33. I agree that Sheridan Park food and liquor on Wilson is also a problem. That store seems to attract many gang members as well, and I can think of 3-4 times I have heard of shots fired in or around or through the store.

    Their sale of cheap single cigarettes and liquor (Natural Ice cheap) seems to appeal to the homeless and gangs.

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  34. I have written this several times and maybe Ald. Cappleman can get it in his head. PUT A CAMERA ON EVERY CORNER AND ON EVERY BUILDING, like they do in NYC. Start the Stop & Frisk program again. Go to the LL's who own these buildings and take away their license if the gangers live in the building! These gangers live somewhere, they go home to someone; Where?

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  35. life in a disarmed urban jungle, where only the savages have the arms is your current state. The solution: Arm law abiding citizens and watch the cowards flee. Common sense folks...The police can't and never could protect you....

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  36. As Orwellian as it is, I like the London model of cctv covering the entire city. It's quite amazing. Anywhere outside in public, you're on camera.

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  37. All the extreme liberals helped the Stop and Frisk from happening, but yet they expect officers to use psychic powers to know if these idiots are carrying weapons. You can thank all these extreme liberals for giving gang members and all criminals more liberty to commit their crimes because even after they commit their crimes somehow they wind up being rewarded. I

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  38. I just moved to uptown from NYC. Trust me. You Do NOT want stop and frisk in Chicago. Basically what it means is that if our skin in brown, you will be harassed by the police constantly for no reason. 90% of the people stopped are let go. It's also tyrannical, fascist, and unconstitutional.

    Odds are if you aren't a banger, you won't get shot.

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  39. Like I stated, extreme liberals want the police to prevent shootings from happening but as soon as you take some measures to stop these fools from carrying guns, you have them all against prevention. You can't please extreme liberals. Enjoy out dodging bullets and stop complaining. I for one wish they would frisk all this idiots!

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  40. Sheridan Park liquors is the problem. This liquor store caters to the intoxicated vagrants that loiter about. NYC brought their crime with the "broken windows" theory. They stopped the begging, loitering, litter ect... and it helped, a lot.

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  41. Thank you, Danny for your comment on 'stop and frisk'. It's perfect for an unfree society, but we're still saying that here in the US... (at least in theory), we are a free country still.

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  42. I have a section eight voucher
    I do not own a gun nor do I use or sell drugs.I do not own a illegal firearm.I work and keep my place clean I pay my rent .And my bills Not every one that has section eight are gang bangers drug addicts .Before I had section eight I use to be able to find cheap apartments .Now even the studios cost up to 1000 dollars .In the area where I have lived for over two decades Since it has become a cool place to be I have been unable to stay could not find a place had to move to Humboldt park wait now they call it Logan Square west.

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