Sunday, June 29, 2014
Two Women Shot At Montrose Beach This Evening; Two Men Shot Near Wilson/Broadway In Separate Incident
A witness tells us that one woman was shot near the back of the neck and the other in the shoulder.
The beach has been closed. Due to the large number of post-Parade revelers at the beach, the ambulance and police had a hard time getting through to the victims.
The Sun-Times has an article here. And the Trib has a short article as well. We will update as we hear more.
Update: In a separate incident, readers report hearing 8 to 10 shots fired near Sunnyside and Broadway. A witness reports seeing a man trying to leave the scene shot in the leg. Our suspicion is that the gangbangers may be using the cops' heavy presence in the southern end of the district to take advantage of the presumed lighter police presence here. Lots of helicopters and sirens immediately on the scene.
Update: We are hearing that the two women who were shot are in stable but serious condition. They are ages 21 and 47.
Update: A third incident? We have an unconfirmed report that one person was shot at Wilson and Broadway. Stay tuned, we're looking for confirmation.
Update: Okay -- two incidents. One shortly after 6pm at Montrose Beach, two females shot. The second at around 8:15 on the 4500 block of Broadway. Two men were shot, one in the upper leg. The victim is 18 years old and the police say he is a confirmed gang member. He brought himself to Weiss Hospital for treatment (presumably the man our eyewitness saw leaving the scene injured). The other man suffered a graze wound and was treated at the scene.
The police are investigating and can't say yet if there was a connection between the two incidents.
Our advice: Stay inside tonight, and if you see anything suspicious, call 911.
The Tribune story. And the Sun-Times story.
By Kate Uptown - June 29, 2014