Saturday, January 09, 2016

1 Dead, 2 Critical After Gunfire Breaks Out In Apartment Near Rahm's Home

Officers near the scene of last night's triple-shooting in North Center courtesy of  Craig Newman
A 25-year-old Latin King gang member was killed and two other men were critically wounded Friday evening when an apparent drug deal went bad during a party just four blocks from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home. Three people were detained for questioning.

Police lead a man away from the shooting scene. Photo courtesy of Brett Anderson.
Police said several people were in the second-floor unit at 1950 West Belle Plaine last night when a dispute erupted at 7:30. The Latin King pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man, according to witness statements.

The 25-year-old pulled out his own gun and returned fire, killing the first gunman with a shot to the chest.

A detective examines the shooting scene. Photo courtesy of Craig Newman.
The two survivors were transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. Doctors there reported that one of the men appeared to have also been stabbed twice in the head.

Neighbors reported seeing people pour out of the rear of the apartment building after the shootings. Some reported hearing shouts of "hide the drugs" coming from the second-floor apartment. Several people are believed to have fled the scene before police arrived.

Two guns were recovered at the scene—one in the kitchen near the dead man and another on the second floor rear porch, where it had apparently been dropped by one of the gunshot victims as he stumbled his way into the alley.

A police source told CWB Chicago early this morning that the dead gang member was associated with the Lawrence and Kedzie Latin King faction. Retaliatory strikes are likely, the source said.
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29 comments:

  1. I live three blocks from the shooting.

    I moved from East Lakeview to North Center to get away from this shit. The inmates are now running the asylum. Not enough police; the police that are available have been hog tied and are no longer allowed to police; judges, Anita Alvarez's people aren't charging these lawless MF's with crimes so no jail time, and criminals have more fucking rights than law abiding citizens. Thank you, politicians, alderman, mayor, and all the idiots who don't educate themselves at election time and continue to vote them in.

    Chicago has literally turned into the Wild West.

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    1. This comment pretty much sums everything up perfectly. And you have prince Rahm with an army of police protecting him while he won't allow the citizens to arm themselves since we are obviously not as special as him.

      Sadly there is no sign of people being willing to vote intelligently in Illinois, so this is the new way of life. Enjoy!

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    2. Wild West is a good analogy. Gangs are shootin yup he city with impunity and no consequence. How many killers walking the streets ?

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    3. I notice a spike in crime since the early parolee release last year. And I wouldn't be surprised if some or all of these robbers, ets. aren't early parolees. It would be interesting to find out. Maybe one of the investigative reporters at the Trib or DNA can find out.

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    4. Did you know there were over 900 murders in 1994 and something like 468 in 2014? Maybe crime has gotten closer to your neighborhood? Easier to ignore when it's in other parts of the city.

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    5. Yeah and people who were born that year are now old enough to drink, so I don't get your point.

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    6. Lianna, if you wait for investigative reporting on north side crime from the Trib or DNA you'll be waiting a long time. Just ask CWB or wait a few days for them to come out with it. They investigate this stuff better than anyone else, by far!

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  2. Chicago has not literally turned into the Wild West.

    There were 94,000 other people that weren't shot in Lake View last night.

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    1. Ha! This is awesome. Highly recommended for Rahm's next speech for how little crime there is in Chicago.

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    2. Genius! That's akin to saying, "well, I wasn't shot so crime can't be that bad."

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    3. Ummm, thanks for stopping in Alderman Pawar. Those are some wicked logic skills you've got there.
      :))

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  3. The "Wild West" as we assumed it from watching Gunsmoke and The Wild West West. It actually wasn't that bad. THIS IS.

    Stupid Rahm is clueless on how to deal with the gangs, but has spent his time getting very good at tampering with raw data.

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  4. And the beat goes on. That neighborhood is mostly "gentrified" with many young children living with their parents. Will there be a MASS exodus soon and the subsequence loss of the tax base?

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  5. These guys are probably not cooperating with police either so it makes it hard to investigate and prosecute.

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  6. So sad when gang bangers don't make it :-(

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  7. So one dead King from LKst, more to come no doubt!

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  8. This is the first murder in North Center in 2 years. Calm down Chris

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    1. When viewed in a larger context like Lakeview's first murder in 3 years last May, gang shoot out in Wrigleyville last month, etc, citizens have every right to raise their concerns. Absolutely they do. Speak up or sit on your hands. I prefer to speak up, thank you.

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  9. These Landlords are being negligent when they don't know who and what is going on in their apartment buildings. At the least, the tenants should be reporting "suspicious" people in the building to the LL. I wonder if some of these LLs aren't absentees?

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    1. It's a managed building. And the dead banger was there selling coke to the 20-something white kids having a little party. At this point, little is known of the actual events, but from what I get from CPD (yes, I chat up cops) the two wounded kids tried to roll the dealer and he pulled his gun only after having a gun pulled on him. He basic tried to shoot his way out and it backfired, so to speak. And the police aren't investigating this as self defense. They are looking at it as a murder.

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    2. You may want to check your sourcing or, perhaps, your biases. One of the shooting victims was white, but the other was not. The third (who died) is Hispanic.

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  10. WOW ! only 4 blocks from the Mayor's house. I am sure he will add more to his security team to make sure he and his family is safe. Now how about a few more officers for the district?

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  11. We have complained to the landlords before but they don't give a shit about much. :/

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  12. I hate voters who allowed their corrupt Democrats to usher in this type of violence into our nice areas. And yes it was fine when it was confined in the ghetto. I don't want it on my block.

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    1. Then, by all means, tell the kids moving into out neighborhood to stop buying coke and trying to roll the dealer. Might help. And northcenter used to be a gang hotspot.

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    2. @11:24 AM
      Great point, as it relates to this incident.....well and maybe that other one about four blocks east a while ago. Drug transactions have two sides. Both deserve to get hammered.
      Sadly, drug transactions have nothing to do with home invasions, strong-arm robberies, assaults, burglaries and the rest of the shit storm. Dirt-bag gang bangers do though.
      Anyhow, thanks for stopping by Ameya.

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  13. Rahmbo has 5% of the 19th cops forming a moat around his castle.
    4 blocks is a continent away from Little Caesar's little mind.

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  14. King Bolo From Hoyne got killed by King Montrose Mike. King Bolo wasn't from LKst. There's also a lot of cover up because Rahm is running the gangs and police is involved too. I'm a journalist researching the story, because this is bigger than what people think and are ignoring. Bolo wasn't a gangbanger by choice like many kids, he was intimidated into the gang.

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