Monday, October 31, 2016
Man Shot, Killed In Front Of Truman College Tonight (Updated); Another Man Shot On Sunnyside Mall
Around 7pm, readers started reporting hearing 10-15 shots fired on Wilson. Turns out a 24-year-old man was hit by shots fired from a passing car at Wilson and Racine. His friends helped him to sit at the base of the Truman College sign while an ambulance came from the firehouse a block away. He was shot in the torso/side.
A reader says, "I'm listening to the police scanner, and the victim of the shooting is in critical condition at Illinois Masonic. Going into surgery now. No ID in his clothing, being treated as a John Doe."
Update: Scanner followers on Twitter soon reported that the man had died, with confirmation coming from the police around 10:15pm. The police information officers are reporting that the shooting took place on the 4600 block of Kenmore. We know this to be untrue. It was at 4600 Racine. Eyewitnesses saw and heard it happen at that location.
We have been asked not to release the name of the victim, but can confirm that he was a well-known P-Stone gang member.
Update: Another shooting took place shortly after 11pm, when a 15-year-old male was shot in the thigh on the Sunnyside Mall near Malden. He then ran to Clark and Wilson. Police were on the scene quickly. According to the Sun-Times, he was "taken to Thorek Memorial Hospital, police said. He was transferred to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized."
Remember that this past weekend was the deadliest one in Chicago in three years and it looks like the idiot gangbangers want to carry the carnage forward another day. How pathetic their lives are, based around no respect for life, including their own, and higher loyalty to their petty gang vengeances than to their loved ones and families. Here's a clue, guys: Your family will always remember you and that you are gone. You are most probably leaving them in a financial bind as well. Your gang will forget you past the second anniversary of your death.
Thank you to everyone who has been calling 911. If the operators don't answer, it's because a lot of calls are coming in, from all over the city. Keep calling! When deciding how to place police resources, the first thing CPD does is check the number of calls for service.
This brings back memories of Halloween 2010, when five people were shot and one was killed. Should be a fun, carefree holiday for kids, and some idiots think it's time for retribution of a deadly kind.
By Kate Uptown - October 31, 2016