Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Gang-Related Shooting Early Tuesday Morning On Leland
The victim was hit several times and was taken to Illinois Masonic, where he was in stable condition. Police say he is a documented gang member.
At last week's CAPS meeting for Beat 1914, the area in which this shooting occurred, the officers said that the gangs' M.O. is changing. According to the CAPS officers, there used to be indications on the street when there were gang tensions, which made it easier for the police to know violence might be imminent. Now the gangs have taken to shooting one another in and from vehicles. It seems that this new way of trying to kill each other over who-knows-what was borne out today.
The gang life is a sad way to live, and we hate to see our community being used as the background for it.
Update: The photo above was taken by a reader, who says, "One of the cars drove into a tree on the sidewalk and the two jumped out and ran off. I know one of the guys was found in Eastwood tower."