Thursday, June 18, 2015
Man Killed In Drive-By Shooting
A reader wrote to say, "Multiple gunshots heard at 11:50 from the alley behind a VOP [Voice of the People-owned] building at 4418 N. Magnolia. Following the shots there was a lot of commotion and screaming. One person yelled something about 'not knowing he had a gun', and 'Now he had done it, the police are here.' It sounded like someone was shot and was screaming in pain. Multiple police units are currently on site."
Shortly afterward, the police scanner called it a homicide. We waited for confirmation, which came shortly after 1am. According to the Sun-Times, "Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 11:45 p.m. found him unresponsive in an alley with gunshot wounds to the side in the 4400 block of North Magnolia.... Police said the shooting may have been a drive-by attack."
19 years old and shot dead in an alley. You'd think this and so many similar incidents of violence would discourage kids from joining gangs. What a hellish and short life they choose when they join up.