|Blood from Friday's shooting victim. Image: Mark Lukas|
Good news: There have been no homicides this year, while there had been two at this point last year.
Bad news: There have been twice as many shootings this year. And things may be heating up.
A 17-year-old gang member from Rogers Park was shot twice in the leg one block north of Truman College at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. After the shooting, the victim’s friends were seen running south—back toward the college.
|The butt of a gun flashed in Saturday's video.|
In a timely note, it looks like the "locals" are supporting Kim Foxx for state's attorney.
BoilerplateAfter Friday’s shooting, Uptown Alderman James Cappleman sent out one of his boilerplate responses. It was “gang related” and there is increased police presence, Cappleman said in a Tweet.
It’s laughable that he continues to find that well-worn response to be adequate.
The gang members, feeling comfortable enough to hang out on Wilson Avenue and flash a gun on video in broad daylight, didn’t seem to be much concerned with whatever “increased police presence” the alderman wants his constituents to believe is happening.
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