Saturday, May 24, 2014
Man Shot At Windsor/Hazel Tonight,
Updated: Victim Has Died
Witnesses tell us they heard up to seven gunshots and a man was then seen lying on the ground near the southwest corner of the intersection. First responders were on the scene within a minute or two. The victim was put on a gurney, and was taken away by ambulance within ten minutes of being shot.
The police have taped off the intersection and are currently conducting an evidence investigation.
More when/if we hear more.
Update: The Tribune has a paragraph in a larger article about the shootings around Chicago this weekend: "About 8:05 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 900 block of Windsor Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said."
The Sun-Times says the man was shot in the chest and is critically wounded.
Update: The shooting has become a murder. The man passed away from wounds sustained. Our sympathies to his friends and family who grieve his loss.
Update: Ald. Cappleman tweeted: "Victim from today's shooting died. Will discuss plan with police to prevent possible retaliation. Had spoken many warnings to CVLs [Conservative Vice Lord street gang] recently."
Update: The victim is Corteze Reed, whose address is given as the 1900 block of Chase Avenue in Rogers Park (although he has been a familiar face in Uptown since at least 2009). Witnesses who heard the shooting say they didn't see any cars speeding away, so it may have been a pedestrian or a biker who fired the shots. Again, our condolences to Mr. Reed's friends and family, who are grieving the loss of a loved one.