Ald. Cappleman's update on last night's shooting:
"Last night just after 5:00 p.m., a known P-Stone gang member who was a
convicted felon was shot entering the alley behind 4650 N. Malden. He
was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Police are currently reviewing video surveillance footage from the
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). If you see any suspicious activity,
please report it by calling 911. If you have any information regarding
this incident, please call the 19th Police District CAPS office at
312-744-0064. Before the shooting occurred, the 19th Police District had
an entire TACT team in the area and this team will remain in the area.
I have been meeting with the police and the CHA's security staff and
property management over the past few months regarding one particular
unit at 4650 N. Malden. Eyewitness reports state that the victim ran
into this unit after he was shot. A few months ago, CHA reported
criminal activity at this unit to the police and now there is a legal
case pending with a hearing date in the next few months. I will continue
working with the police and CHA to resolve this situation.
want to thank the neighbors who have been calling 911 to report
suspicious activity, which is how the police were able to gather the
evidence needed to assist CHA with this court case. And while crime has
gone down overall, just one shooting is too many. Every family and child
should feel safe no matter where they are in the ward."