Sunday, December 27, 2015

ARAGON BALLROOM: 2 Shot Outside As Uptown Sees Shootings & Homicides Double

Two people were shot in Uptown as a crowd exited the Aragon Ballroom at 2:30 this morning following "COLLEGE CRAZE 4: Law Cannon & DJ Hoop Dreams," which featured a performance by Lil Durk and which promised "80+ security guards inside and outside."

A 34-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her head and a 68-year-old man was shot in the leg, police said. The woman told officers that she was shot while leaving the Aragon, where her friends were working.

The conditions of both victims have been stabilized.

According to Uptown Update, "readers report[ed] hearing four separate bursts of 8-10 shots. Police and ambulances were on the scene in less than a minute."

Last year, Uptown saw 15 shootings, which resulted in 5 deaths.

Today's victims are the 30th and 31st persons to be shot in Uptown this year. Nine of the 31 shot have died.

The neighborhood has seen two non-shooting homicide victims in 2015: a man who was stabbed during a disagreement over socks  and a newborn who was tossed out of an eighth floor window.
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11 comments:

  1. When "80 plus" security guards are featured over the "artists" you might want to stay home for the night. Just saying kids.

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  2. If you have a show which attracts gang bangers,the result is going to be shootings. Not hard to figure out.

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    1. True. But keep in mind last Summer what/whoever was performing, there was a ruckus outside holding up traffic and the cops had two young females in black skirts with their heads pressed into the curb. I didn't hear shots but that doesn't mean there weren't any. Quite frankly, there's always some type of drunken, stereotypical Chicago mess outside that place and I ALWAYS stay away. Punks come in all creeds and colors.

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    2. "If you have a show which attracts gang bangers,the result is going to be shootings. Not hard to figure out."

      Yep.

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  3. I wonder how many shootings happened at college craze I II and III?

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  4. The police weren't aware of this concert until last minute. Wtf

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  5. I thought 80+ Security Guards was one of the groups performing.

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  6. Uptown: The North Side's own little taste of the South Side.

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    1. Lol. When I mention this to tourists their jaws drop. "But, buh, we were just at Wrigley Field and that's the north side and Uptown is so close to there but it's not the south side and.....".

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    2. Almost all of Uptown's crime occurs north of Montrose.

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    3. "Almost all of Uptown's crime occurs north of Montrose."

      GIven that 3/4s of Uptown is north of Montrose, that's probably true.

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