Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Man Shot and Killed Near Wilson/Kenmore After Argument

According to a tweet from Ald. Cappleman, "Shooting on 4500 block N. Kenmore. Man critically wounded. Will follow up with more details from Commander Cesario." We heard 9-10 shots fired, heard car tires squealing, and called 911 at 2:44.

A witness says, "I was walking back from the Target when the shooting happened. A black car shot off approximately 6 rounds at the corner of Wilson and Kenmore toward Uptown BBQ restaurant. I saw a guy fall, then run out from in between the parked cars and was shot in the leg."

We will update with more details as we find out more.

Reminder that the CAPS meeting for Beat 1913 (which is immediately west of where this happened -- the boundaries are Lawrence, Broadway, Clark, and Montrose) will take place tonight at 6:30pm at Courtenay School, Beacon and Montrose. We are sure the police will have more information.

Update: According to the Sun-Times, "The man, whose age wasn't immediately available, was shot multiple times in the chest and leg and taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said."

Update: Sadly, what we suspected was confirmed. The man who was shot has died. According to the Tribune, "The victim was arguing with an unknown male assailant who shot him in the chest and leg about 2:45 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Kenmore Avenue, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a spokesman for the Chicago police. The 25-year-old was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, said Sweeney."

Update: According to the Sun-Times, "About 2:45 p.m., the 25-year-old got into an argument in the 4500 block of North Kenmore with a man who pulled out a gun and shot him five times in the chest and twice in the right leg, police said. The shooter then ran through a gangway and took off in a black vehicle, police said."

Update: The Crime In Wrigleyville blog identifies the murder victim as Gregory Sims, age 25, of the 4400 block of Malden. According to them, Mr. Sims had just been released from parole two weeks ago.


  1. It's always a black car, black SUV. I'm thinking there's a team of paid assassins running around Chicago doing hits.

  2. http://www.cwbchicago.com/2016/09/released-from-parole-on-august-24-mans.html

    Another drug dealer off the streets

  3. No he wasn't a drug dealer. Bum! He was a 16 year old high school graduate a 19 year old associated degree holder and a child of God and my son that I loved dearly, keep your rude comments to yourself. Those are lies he wasn't on parole or hasn't been arrested 6 times either, someone will be hearing from my attorney. So watch what you let come out that hole in your face nobody want to read your garbage but the dumpster.... TRACY SIMS

  4. According to state records he was a drug dealer. State records show that he received a four-year prison term for manufacture-delivery of heroin in 2012. I doubt you could even afford an attorney. How about you turn that passion into something good.

  5. hey Unknown! how DARE you put someone down because they can't afford a lawyer? In case you weren't aware, innocent people are convicted quite frequently in Cook County. Not saying Tracy Sims is right, but if she is I'm sorry for her loss but would like to ask why he had an Englewood address on May Street.

    1. Sorry that was rude. I was annoyed by the fact that someone else was expressing facts/opinions and Mrs. Sims was threatening a lawyer because of it. I am also sorry for her tragic loss that should not have happened.

  6. guns should have embedded GPS chips that transmit when fired, and will not fire if chip is disabled