Sunday, May 17, 2015

BLESSED: Man Survives 4 Gunshot Wounds In Uptown

Uptown scored its 12th shooting of this increasingly violent year Saturday evening when a man caught four bullets as he sat in a car near Wilson and Malden.

Witnesses say the man and another person were sitting in a 1990 Chevy Impala in the 4500 block of Malden around 9:05PM when a gunman opened fire on the vehicle, striking the victim repeatedly in the left side.

The 28-year-old bullseye was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with three gunshot wounds to his left arm and one gunshot wound in his left torso. His condition has reportedly stabilized.

A "flood" of gasoline poured from the Impala's bullet-ridden gas tank as the driver, pumped full of lead, sped from the scene. Police found the victim sitting in his car in the middle of the road at Wilson and Sheridan.

As CWB reported earlier this week, Uptown is on pace to log a record-high number of homicides this year. Five people have been shot dead there so far in 2015. Seven other shooting victims have survived.

Uptown's gunmen are far more lethal than most in Chicago. According to the authoritative Hey Jackass, fewer than 15% of Chicago's shooting victims have died from their wounds this year. But 42% of Uptown's victims are dead.
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14 comments:

  1. Boy once that Wilson station is renovated all these people will just go back to where they came from and I can raise the asking price of my condo that's been for sale for 3 years.

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    1. Uptown's been a haven for gangs, criminals, lowlifes and the drug trade for decades....but that Wilson stop renovation is sure to alleviate all of the neighborhood's issues. If you ask Ald. Cappleman I'm sure he'll tell you the same.

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  2. "fewer than 15% of Chicago's shooting victims have died from their wounds this year. But 42% of Uptown's victims are dead"

    This is ... obviously ... because Cappleman is right - there are only two gangs active in our neighborhood. More gangs = more shooters high on good weed = less accurate hits. Obviously!

    Good god. When will you CWB people realize what great leadership we have in our public servants.

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    1. I'm upset about the shooting too, but I'm not sure what you want the alderman to do. What is the alderman not doing that you want him to do?

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    2. Stop lying? Take a leadership role by standing up for more police? Educating himself on the problems that are causing this in his ward? Abandon the stupid idea that more blue light cameras = fewer killings? Set up an Uptown jobs program to give opportunities to the kids who need options other than selling coke? Explain why he has stopped sending out community updates after shootings occur?

      Frankly, we can't think of anything that he IS doing (other than encouraging people to call 911 and go to CAPS meetings). Oh, sorry. He "loiters positively" every couple of months.

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    3. "Positive loitering" does absolutely nothing. The thugs these people are hoping to disperse know exactly what they're trying to do. As soon as the "positive loiterers go back to their condos after an hour, it's back to business as usual (hanging around causing problems on the public way, street dealing etc).

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    4. CWB I could not agree more...as a 25+ year resident of Uptown, I voted for Amy Crawford. Alderman Ineffectual...keep going after those pigeons while the gangs keep shooting!

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    5. I liked it best when a "positive loitering" outing had to be rescheduled because there was a killing on their spot that day.

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  3. I'm hoping we can substantially improve on that 42% ratio. Let's aim for 100% C'mon guys, you can do it! Practice makes perfect!

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  4. These so-called innocent victims seem to ALWAYS be "sitting in a parked car" or "on the porch." I can tell you one thing...there is no way I would sit in a parked 1990 Chevy after dark on any street in Uptown.

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    1. If you are anywhere near an Impala or Buick (pronounced brrrrwrick).....flee!

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  5. Today's news said that there were 49 shootings over the weekend. Seems we are no longer even shocked by these numbers. I wonder what the count will be for Memorial Day weekend.....75, 100 shootings.....maybe even more?? And the mayor and alderwaste are all upset about Spike Lee naming his moving Chiraq. Well, it sounds pretty accurate to me.

    What will it take before our idiot mayor and "leaders" admit that the streets have been lost to the gangs, and call in the National Guard? Not only doe they need to call in the Guard, we all know that we need more police. And how about the legal system start to actually dish out some real sentences for all the violent crime we have?

    "Crime is down," they say, but we all know this is a lie. For a city with such tight gun control laws, why aren't gun crimes prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? These bangers have MULTIPLE gun arrests....why not make a law that if you are caught in possession of a gun without all of the required forms & licenses, that you get an automatic 10 years in prison? NO time off for good behavior, etc.

    I am sick of hearing about multiple shootings EVERY MORNING on the news. EVERY MORNING! And our weekends shootings are through the roof. Seems like no one is even shocked anymore.

    Are there 50 shootings per weekend in New York City and L.A.? Or is just us? What is it going to take before we take back our streets from the criminals? Seems they have a green light to do as they please, and even when caught, they are back on the street in no time to offend again and again.

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    1. There were 49 shootings but only a few deaths. Those gangbangers are rotten aims.

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  6. No worries -- once the new CTA station opens at Wilson, it will transform the area into a peaceful paradise. Seriously, though, Wilson and Sheridan seems to have become ground zero for shootings on the north side. Isn't this like the sixth or seventh shooting within a block or two of that intersection in just last year or so?

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