Sunday, July 06, 2014

VIOLENT NIGHT: 2 Shot Near Belmont Harbor; Another Stabbed Outside Wrigley Field; Man Dies After Being Found Shot Near Mayor's House

Chicago Police work the scene of a double-shooting near the tennis courts 
north of Belmont Harbor Sunday morning.
Two men were shot in a parking lot just north of Belmont Harbor overnight, making this the second weekend in a row that police have handled shooting incidents in the Wrigleyville and Boystown area.

Also in our neighborhood overnight: One man was stabbed in the chest outside of Wrigley Field and at least three people were robbed on the streets.

Most troubling for the city's "crime is down" narrative, though, may be the Washington Heights man who died after being found shot near Montrose and Paulina, just two blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home.

Here are the details of the shootings and stabbing:

Belmont Harbor Shootings

The victims were found lying on the paved drive seen here on the right.
Two men were shot near the clocktower and tennis courts north of Belmont Harbor shortly after 3AM today. The victims were found on the pavement in a nearby parking lot.

Two callers reported hearing five shots fired and calls of men down quickly followed.

Both victims are Hispanic and police believe the offenders are Latin Kings.

Police say the two victims were approached by a group of about 10 people who asked about their gang affiliations before a man in the group pulled out a blue steel revolver and opened fire.

One victim was shot in the leg, back and shoulder. The other in the arm and chest. Both were in critical condition when they arrived at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

After the shooting, the offender and his companions fled west to Recreation Drive and then south along Lake Shore Drive.

Police describe the shooter as a Hispanic man, 21- to 25-years-old with a short haircut, possibly with a "bushy tail" in the back. He has tattoos near both of his eyes, a mustache, and he covered part of his face.  He wore a white t-shirt and blue or dark shorts. All of his companions wore black shirts.

This morning's shooting is the fourth gang-related shooting incident around our neighborhood in recent weeks.
• A 25-year-old man was struck in the eye by a ricocheting bullet near Addison and Ashland on May 11 after gunfire erupted at a nearby Latin Eagles memorial service.
• A van full of eight Little Village residents was shot at by opposing gang members across from Wrigley Field early on May 25. A well-placed police source told CWB at the time that at least two of the van's occupants were Latin Kings. As CWB reported in a follow-up story, the area around Recreation Drive and the clock tower is a well-known gang hangout.
• A 21-year-old Hispanic man who is an admitted gang member was shot in the arm near Belmont and Sheffield last Monday morning.
Today's incident is recorded in CPD case HX333140.

Stabbing Outside Wrigley Field

Oh, yeah. It's a party alright. Image: National Review
At least one man was stabbed outside of Wrigley Field, directly across from the nearby McDonald's restaurant at 12:35 this morning. Witnesses reported a bunch of people fighting and breaking out headlights on cars.

A 29-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest during the fight managed to throw himself into a taxi cab and get to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Another scuffle broke out at the hospital, apparently after an opposing fighter showed up for medical treatment, too. One man was taken into custody at Masonic. CPD case HX333073.

Shot In Uptown, Victim Dies After Being Found Near Mayor's Home

Crime is down. Crime is down. Crime is down.
A 19-year-old Washington Heights man was shot multiple times by an unknown gunman while sitting in the driver's seat of a car near Montrose and Malden in Uptown around 12:15 this morning.

The victim managed to drive the car with two other occupants nearly half of a mile west on Montrose before crossing paths with a 19th district officer at Montrose and Paulina, just two blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's front door.

Kevon Lamb was pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. (Media outlets have reported the victim's first name as Kezon, his age as 20, and his hometown as Alsip. Our information is drawn from his driver's license.)

Also in the car with Lamb was his brother and a woman who was identified as one of the brothers' girlfriend. The woman suffered minor injuries and has been treated and released.  CPD case HX333013.
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30 comments:

  1. Another day in paradise.

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  2. What, no robbery on Helmont overnight ? All the violence was up North ?

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  3. Fools Paradise.

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  4. It's time to get the hell out of Chicago
    I'm trying to figure out where to move in the U.S.

    If you could move anywhere in the U.S. where would you live?

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    1. Skip the US, do what I did and move to Asia. It's where all the high paying expat jobs are and it's a ton more fun than the US.

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    2. NYC, hands down.

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    3. Vancouver -- LOL. 1/2 Asian and safe.

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    4. I'm going out to the New Mexico desert and fencing off like 30 acres of land

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    5. That Beautiful Place, The Wonder on the Lake, The Jewel of the Midwest, The Endless Parade of Attractive Smiling People, Wisconsin.

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  5. Well here's a big part of the media problem. The Chicago Tribune's headline is that a criminal was shot by police. The headline should have read "Police save neighborhood from teen firing shots". This is so ridiculous! No, I will not feel sorry for the family or a teen that is shot by police because he pointed a gun at the police. You point a gun at police, you deserved to be shot! So where are the headlines on these shootings in Lakeview? Nowhere to be found. The Trib (or should we say "The Crib") have headlines on a "7 shot is Indianapolis nightclub district" and "1 dead and 2 critically hurt in Lakeshore Drive crash". Anything any better in the Suntimes? Nope. A mention of the Lamb incident, but nothing on Belmont Harbor in their daily shootings list. The Suntimes . . . "Everything is Sunny in Lakeview". What's really pathetic is Chicago is home to the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern where most of the top journalists come from. It's not like we are small town without resources and theoretical talent. These are bad journalistic editorial decisions. Although the reporters that wrote this article don't appear to have graduated from Northwestern, you can be assured that management at The Crib did. Medill is clearly falling down on its job to educate the next generation of journalists. A fact clearly demonstrated by the fact that the host of this blog is able to do a better job at journalism than these highly-educated "professionals".

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-shoot-4th-person-since-friday-morning-20140705,0,2828951.story

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    1. Well here is the twitter handle for a reporter who wrote a story recapping weekend shootings, No Lakeview mentioned. I don't have a twitter account, but for those that do perhaps this might be an avenue to explore to draw more attention to what is going on. https://twitter.com/rosemarysobol1

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  6. I have an idea. Lets blame the entertainment team

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    1. Is there an Entertainment team ??
      What a joke that is Lol.

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  7. And the rose color shading is still thickly covering the glasses of Pindick Rahm, Princess Tunney and Chief McJersey.

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  8. OMG = as predicted and warned for so long: terrifying, brutal, violent crime has definitely come to our neighborhood. Rahm can't paper over/schmooze or spin it anymore. Yep = we sure have equality .. of crime. Two blocks from his own house? C'mon Rahm .. if you were home, couldn't you HEAR this many gunshots? How's he going to order the superintendent lackey to twist and contort these crime stats and clear invasion north?

    "The Malibu sat in the middle of Montrose and Paulina with

    at least seven bullet holes in its front and rear driver's side windows.

    Officers cordoned off the scene at Montrose and Malden and walked through a small garden to look for bullet casings.

    No one was in custody."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-shootings-july-4-weekend-20140705,0,5674964,full.story

    Gangs and drugs = TERRITORY battles. Rahm/McCarthy/Tunney have got to go ... period. God help us ~~ wakeup voters!

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    1. Can't hear gunshots up.in White River. But I bet his detail was sitting put front.

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  9. Too bad they use all the extra police working VRI on the south and west sides. And that's up to these idiot bosses, you think they would want the district where the Mayor lives not on the news Every week for the violence, shootings, stabbings, robberies, batteries. 019 is the new west side. 019 is a joke, nobody is safe living here anymore.

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    1. You know what would be actually better than bringing tired cops in to the districts working overtime on their days off???? Bringing in 2 new recruit cops at straight pay! Yes that's right instead of paying 100 cops time and a half each and every day, you could actually hire 200 cops to work every day at a starting officers salary you could do that at as substantial cost savings to the taxpayer AND with 200 new bodies to pay into a pension for the officers (where none of the ot money goes) there would be an influx of money to the pension...

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    2. Rahm doesn't want to do that. McCarthy has already said it's cheaper to pay the overtime than to have to hire, train, pay benefits, and pension payments to a new officer. But we have money for all kinds of other stuff (like a new arena/hotel complex for a DePaul).

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  10. Crime is down! Crime is down!! Rahm and Tunney believe if they keep saying it, people who don't see what is happening all around them will believe it. Read the Trib and Sun Times if you want to hear the official Pravda version from the administration. The problem for hmm and Tunney is that people have a variety of news sources to find out what is really happening and they can't control them like they control the professional "journalists" that should be reporting these stories. Read CWB to find out how crime is "down" in the area. Read the Chicago Magazine articles about why "crime is down." We should be demanding action yet when the elections roll around next year, all the usual suspects will still be sitting in City Hall.

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  11. It's just a matter of time before gunfire happens on Belmont between the EL and Halsted.

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    1. Hell, it's just a matter of time before gunfire happens on Halsted between Belmont and Addison. THEN the shit will hit the fan, just watch!

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    2. If three people shot in 6 days doesn't get a reaction...

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    3. Three people shot in six days doesn't even get a special mention in the south side districts...

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    4. Poor Jacob K was MURDERED, and nothing was done about his "death investigation." I feel terrible for his family & friends.

      We all thought that someone would eventually get killed. Jacob did. But still nothing has changed. "Crime is down...."

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  12. And now we have a Latin gang war.

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  13. I've had way to much. 2 shot by my Condo plus the tax bill. For sale great Condo on Melrose at Belmont Harbor. Tunney and Rahm go F- your self's two sorry asses! People VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I can't believe I'm going to defend these two ass clowns but here goes... Violent crime in Chicago has very little to do with just two people (after all Tunney is just "one voice"). Our city violence is systemic and blame should be placed where it needs to: 1. Horrible parents 2. Lax judges 3. Excuses for violent behavior instead of punishing the violent behavior 4. A population of sheep - explanation - victims who just don't want to actually see punishment for the offenders because that would require effort on their part 5. Politicians collectively and the "community organizers" they cater to.

      Further explanation on the community organizer comment, that was NOT a attack on Obama. That was to point out that we have pockets of people out there that can guarantee votes to a politician if that politician can give them what they want. People like Wallace "gator" Bradley comes to mind who is a straight up gang member, no wait he says he is a gang linguist not a member but someone who speaks the gang speak... Well our politicians cater to him because guess what he's either revered in his hood as a successful gangbanger or feared by ordinary people because of his gang ties... He guarantees votes and gets stuff in return... This goes on all throughout the city which creates this correct crap factory

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  14. The shootings are slowly moving - with the gangs - from Uptown to the Lakefront and next to Halsted, Clark, and Belmont. Soon they will be protecting crime scenes along these streets. The shooting already at Belmont & Sheffield is the primer.

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  15. I would move to NYC. The NYPD does not tolerate the vagrancy and loitering like this city does. Their trains and buses are much safer than here also.

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