Saturday, September 3, 2016
Man, Teenager Shot In Parked Car Near Argyle/Sheridan
A man and a 17-year-old boy were sitting in a parked car in the alley between Kenmore and Sheridan on the 4900 block (between Argyle and Ainslie). They were each shot in the back. They drove themselves to Weiss Hospital, where the Sun-Times says their conditions have been stabilized.
For over a year, Ald. Osterman has been saying that the 20th District has had extra patrols along the Winthrop/Kenmore corridor around Argyle. We've seen them ourselves. Tonight's shootings were a bold move in light of what is usually an increased police presence.
We will update with more information as and if it is released.
Update: Neither victim is said to be cooperating with the police. That's usually the sign of a targeted gang shooting. Why is this not surprising?
Update: Surprising absolutely no one, DNAinfo says, "Police said both people are documented gang members."