• At 1:55 this morning, multiple callers “blew up” the 911 call center with reports of approximately five shots fired in the area of Truman College at Wilson and Racine. UPDATE 1:23PM—A passer-by found five shell casings on the sidewalk in the 4500 block of Magnolia around 8:30 this morning. Likely remnants of this incident.
• Earlier, just after 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, more than a dozen people called 911 to report approximately five shots fired in the general area of Sunnyside and Hazel. Witnesses reported seeing groups of people running in various directions. A gold 4-door car occupied by three individuals was seen speeding through a red light as well.
Two weeks ago, an innocent 21-year-old man was shot dead in broad daylight near Truman College when a drive-by shooting's errant bullet struck him in the head. The intended target in that incident, a South Side gang banger, was not injured. He has refused to assist the police investigation.
Homicides in Uptown have spiked 400% this year under the stewardship of Alderman James Cappleman, who has repeatedly declined to press for a replenishment of the 19th district's decimated police force. Cappleman has instead focused on public intoxication and vagrancy crackdowns.