Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Outside Nettelhorst School, Victim's Blood Remains 24 Hours After Boystown Stabbing

Blood remains outside Nettelhorst School after Monday's stabbing.
A witness to Monday afternoon’s stabbing in Boystown has emerged—along with photos of the victim’s blood still staining the sidewalk outside of Nettelhorst Elementary School, 3252 N. Broadway.

The witness, who asked not to be identified, said she saw the attack unfold around 2:30PM.

“I thought it was just a fight with the girl crying on a bench,” the woman said. “I went back this morning after reading your story and I realized there was blood all over by the bench where the girl slouched down.”

Police officers searched the area of Broadway and Melrose for a crime scene after the victim showed up at Presence St. Joseph Hospital, but they didn’t see any evidence of a stabbing. That’s because the stabbing actually happened at Broadway and Aldine on the north end of Nettelhorst School.

As we reported this morning, a series of possibly-related incidents preceded the stabbing.

• At 1:30PM, a woman called 911 to report that someone pulled a knife on her at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted. The offender was described as having long hair and wearing a red hat with a black top and black pants. Responding police were unable to locate the caller.

• At 2:27PM, an officer on patrol was flagged down at Halsted and Aldine by a citizen who believed that they had just seen a person getting mugged or knocked out on the street. Everyone involved was last seen heading eastbound on Aldine toward Broadway in a black vehicle. The officer was unable to find the vehicle or anyone in distress.

• At 2:30PM, a UPS driver and a second person reported seeing a woman being attacked on the street outside of the Unabridged Bookstore near Broadway and Melrose. The callers reported that several people jumped out of a dark vehicle and beat a woman on the street. The group then got back into the vehicle and fled.  Officers were again unable to find a victim.

The bloodstains are located near a park bench across from Unabridged, the witness said.

According to witnesses, the attacker is a 20- to 25-year-old man dressed as a woman, standing about 5’8” tall and weighing about 120 pounds. The offender has long brown hair and wore a dark jacket, gray sweatpants with a pink stripe down the side, and black boots.

The victim, who was stabbed in the buttocks, has been released from the hospital.
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17 comments:

  1. Can anyone explain why with 820 kids getting out of school at 3-3:15 why an active stabbing on our school sidewalk was not cause to alert School/parents? Should police be more proactive? The drunks get more protection than the residents!

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    1. The school isn't even aware of when their own children are outside the gate during recess. Maybe the next tedious fundraiser should be for cameras.

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  2. How does stuff like this happen? I see those CPD SUV's everywhere in this city at all times.

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    1. Not in east Lakeview.

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  3. Maybe if we stopped putting halfway houses for disrespectful (<- kind word choice) miscreants within blocks of our schools, we wouldn't have to complain about the cops not notifying us of their crimes. Chicago is enabling bad behavior north, south, west. We've all pulled back such that no one can ever say "enough is enough" to any of these people. If I, or a cop, tried to stop this crime, we'd probably have been video'ed and held up as intolerant and judgmental.

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  4. And the school's principal is so clueless as nobody bothers to hose the Blood off the front sidewalk.

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    1. That area is not near where parents, teachers and staff enter the building. The school obviously wasn't notified. Don't believe that's a reflection of anyone being "clueless", let alone the principal, but...I hope you feel better after randomly releasing your aggression?

      In any event - what transpired Monday is just an unfortunate incident all around. Hope justice is served.

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    2. Perhaps the principal has only now found out about it.

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    3. You have to love the response of these ostriches. Parents, teachers, and kids never passed by that blood spatter. LOLZ.

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    4. It's hard to come out of their padded safe rooms and see the world outside. I mean, why would we expect that any adult in the building actually set foot outside that particular corner. The horrors of our meanness! Our terrible release of our aggression by actually asking a question! There's BLOOD splattered outside of your building. But don't question nobody seeing it. That would be "aggressive."

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  5. I'm sure these were just crimes of survival. The sniveling suit from the COH/BYC told us so. Nothing to get worked up over. /s

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    1. i agree - my kids attend school there - i dont feel they were ever threatened in any way, but i do think this should be addressed by the principal - and parents should have been notified immediately.

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    2. I'm confused how you can be an unconcerned parent when your child is walking past crime scenes to school.

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  6. Hey 4:40 AM, look at the picture. It shows 2 students walking by the blood splatters and the school is 5-10 feet from the splatters. The picture was taken a day later. Stop being defensive and find out why nobody at the school cared enough to clean up the mess. It is not "obvious" that the school was not notified. Something like that incident spreads like wildfire when its outside your door! The principal needs to be on top of something like that, and should care enough about the school environment to clean the blood splatters off the sidewalk. Come on.

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  7. The last paragraph confuses me...there is both an "attacker" and an "offender"?

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    1. Doesn't seem confusing to me. Two words for the same person. Normally the second sentence would probably say he/she, but I imagine they wanted to avoid that due to not be sure which gender this person identifies with.

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  8. The level of conspiracy belief in these comments is staggering. As a member of the school community, I know the school wasn't informed of the incident until the following day. Red spots on the street may not always be identifiable to everyone as "blood".

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