Monday, April 4, 2016
Man Shot On Buena Avenue This Morning
As of 11:45, we are getting reports that the street is blocked off, the police are picking up bullet casings, and media are present. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic and is undergoing surgery for his injuries, which are very critical.
According to the Crime In Wrigleyville blog, "Investigators believe that images of the offenders were captured on a Chicago police pod camera. A covert Chicago police vehicle in the area also saw the suspected offenders running from the scene, a source said."
We will update as more information becomes available.
Update: The Sun-Times has the story up.
Update: Ald Cappleman released a statement. "According to the Chicago Police Department, at approximately 10:30am today, there was young man shot on the 900 block of West Buena Avenue. The victim was approached by two offenders and was shot in the chest. Police say he was taken immediately to Illinois Masonic Hospital where he is undergoing surgery and remains in critical condition. Chicago Police detectives are working with neighbors and nearby witnesses to try and gather accounts and surveillance footage. Police have stated that the victim was most likely known and targeted by the shooter. If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the 19th Police District CAPS office at 312-744-0064.
I invite you to attend the public safety meeting this Thursday, April 7th at 6:30PM at the The Shift at 4101 N. Broadway. I encourage you to attend to be a part of the discussion surrounding this incident and overall safety in our neighborhood. I will continue to work with police and neighbors to do everything we can to keep our streets safe. We need your help in continuing to improve public safety in our community."