"Last Friday, around 4:00am on the 5000 Block of Kenmore, a 21 year old male sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. An initial physical altercation between two individuals escalated which led to the shooting.
Saturday evening, around 9:00pm, a second shooting incident occurred on the same block. A 48 year old woman was shot twice in the stomach. Chicago Police believe this incident was drug related between two individuals who are familiar with each other.
We believe both of these incidents to be gang related.
I have spoken with the 20th District Commander regarding these incidents. Chicago Police have stepped up patrols in the area and we will be working towards securing the area even further going forward. The Police are investigating both of the incidents and are asking for anyone that has any information to please report it to Area North Detectives at 312-744-5277, or Marko Zaric at my office at Marko@48thward.org or 773-784-5722.
I ask for your increased awareness regarding potential gang activity. If you see any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in your area, please call 911 to report it.
Tomorrow is National Night Out. I will be at Buttercup Park, located at 4901 N Sheridan Rd, with Commander Cornelia Lott from the 20th district to address these incidents and other safety issues in the area at 7:00pm.
Another tool at our disposal is the Text2Tip Program, which allows you to communicate information to the police anonymously:
- Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone.
- Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the “TO” line.
- In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then your crime tip information.
- Hit “send” to send the text message"
Update: DNAinfo has some interesting facts from the 20th District Commander. "Foster District Cmdr. Cornelia Lott told neighbors Tuesday night that the shooting at 4:20 a.m. Friday that left a man wounded and Saturday night's shooting of a 48-year-old woman were connected.
Two women drove Friday's victim to the hospital after he was shot while standing with them in the 5000 block of North Kenmore Avenue. One of those women was shot Saturday night on the same block. That woman is the highest ranking female member of the gang, she said.
Her son was one of 21 people arrested in "Operation Tangled Web," an investigation that involved wire-tapping and charged members of The Black P-Stones with $2.5 million in drug-trafficking, she said."