Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Three Shot In Sheridan Park

A poster reports on UU's Facebook page that three people were shot at Sunnyside and Racine this evening. All seem to have survived, according to his report. Details as they become available.

Update:  According to the Tribune, "At least 10 people have been shot in Chicago since 5 p.m. in Chicago, including a woman critically injured along with two other people in a drive-by shooting in the Sheridan Park neighborhood, authorities said.

The woman was shot along with another woman and a man in the 4400 block of North Racine Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. in what was believed to be a drive-by shooting, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The other woman and the man had had their conditions stabilized, Zala said."

Update:  From a resident who saw the events---

"3 shot in front of 4446 N. Racine.  Girl shot through the back, guy in leg, and girl in leg.  Police and fire truck arrived around 7:30-35.   Residents from North Magnolia, one nurse and 2 residents were there and provided rags and took pulses.  Girls in a white Ford Taurus were the drive-by shooters, per the people that got shot."

Update:  According to the WGN evening news, the two women are in critical condition and the man is in serious condition.

According to CBS Chicago, "Three people were hurt in a shooting at 7:28 in the North Side Uptown neighborhood. Two males got out of a white Ford Taurus in the 4400 block of North Racine Avenue and opened fire, leaving two women critically injured, police said.  Another man was wounded in the attack, which police think may be gang-related.

Both women were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs. The man was taken in “stable” condition to Weiss Memorial Hospital."


  1. Was outside when heard 4 shots...walked down and some residents around there were very accusing cause we were there to support the police and our neighorhood. Police did a great job. We need to get the gangs out of here.

  2. Unknown - how were the residents around there "very accusing"? I'm just curious because I'm trying to get a sense of what we're up against in terms of cleaning up the neighborhood. Was it because you told the police what you saw and heard? Did they threaten you?

  3. Lived in Uptown for twelve years and heard a gunshot one time. Pretty good record. Way better than Bridgeport.

  4. Didn't the $100 gun turn suppose to help prevent this? It's getting to the point I'm frightened to walk my dog on Sheridan near Wilson. That seem to be the epicenter of social dysfunction in Uptown.

  5. As relayed to me via some CPD-types, some/most of the guns turned in are non-functional.

    Also relayed - some folks turning in the guns turn right around and buy ammo with the gift cards.

    Not sure how that may/may not have an affect on the recent spate of violent dumbassedness, but a thought worth noting (maybe).