Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Gunfire AGAIN; Shooting Victim In Critical Condition
Readers with scanners are telling us someone was shot and witnesses are ID'ing the shooters as Latino men in a blue conversion van.
Update: Confusion over where the shooting took place. We're hearing Broadway and Sheridan, Broadway and Wilson, and "Broadway and Kenmore." Now we're hearing a 'copter circling overhead. Giving the CPD a lot of credit for quick responses to this. The victim is being taken to Illinois Masonic.
Update: A reader tells us that the victim was shot at the SW corner of Kenmore and Wilson, and that Wilson Avenue is shut down while police do their thing. Stay clear of the area if you can. It is unbelievable to us that someone shot bullets just feet from a school full of children. ABC7 is on the scene.
Update: Chicago Breaking News is covering the story and says the victim was critically wounded. Wilson Avenue is a terrible mess with the street closure by the investigating police, so stay away if possible. The police gave the okay to release the children from Stewart School, but to send them down Broadway, not Kenmore, to keep them away from the crime scene.
Update: CBS2 is covering the story. Traffic is still messed up on Wilson; CTA buses are being rerouted on Broadway. No further word on the victim's condition. Nothing at all from Ald. Shiller's office on three people being shot within a block of her office in the past three days, although if you want to know about LIHEAP grants and snow routes (none of which are in the 46th Ward), be sure to visit http://www.aldermanshiller.com/.
Update: Crime scene tape will be taken down as soon as a fire truck gets there to wash the victim's blood away at Kenmore and Wilson.