Thursday, November 06, 2014

THURSDAY UPDATE: Latest On Monday's Attempted Gang Shooting

Police continue their investigation of Monday evening's gang-related attempted shooting and other incidents in nearby Lake View. Here is the latest information that we have gathered:

  • Investigators' current prevailing theory is that the attempted shooting may be connected to the shooting of a gang member elsewhere in the city two years ago.
  • Police believe some students with gang connections were "kicked out" of LVHS in the past year. Those individuals are being looked at.
  • No incident at Lake View High School has been connected directly with Monday's shooting attempt.
  • Also of interest are old school gang members who may have moved out of the area as it has continued to gentrify over the past decade.
  • 19th district Commander Elias Voulgaris has deployed members of his tactical teams in Graceland West to keep an eye on things.
  • Residents who live in the area of Monday's incident say they have noticed quick action around Warner Park: Lighting was reported last night and shrubbery and seating have been removed today, according to posts on Everyblock.

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4 comments:

  1. I'd love to know more about the ones that were caught and released by cops that night and more about the ones who got away. I wonder if they live in the area. I'd think so. I mean, these gangbangers who got caught didn't just wind up in Lakeview by coincidence. Something (someone) drew them to that location. Who?

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  2. Am I the only one that has ever noticed there are no benches along Halsted but they are plentiful along Broadway in Boystown? This simple, subliminal strategy didn't work there either.

    Cut the PC BS and crack the whip before it's too late for all of you.

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  3. "Investigators' current prevailing theory is that the attempted shooting may be connected to the shooting of a gang member elsewhere in the city two years ago."

    Could this be the shooting of the "former" Latin Eagle tow truck driver by a Spanish Gangster Disciple at the Citgo at Ashland and Addison in May, 2012?

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  4. I know! Let's remove the basketball hoops. That'll show 'em!

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