|Chicago Police work the scene of a double-shooting near the tennis courts |
north of Belmont Harbor Sunday morning.
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 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|
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.|
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.