Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lake View Student Targeted In After-School Shooting Attempt Tuesday; CPD Post-Shooting Mission Underway

A Lake View High School student was the intended target of a shooting attempt Tuesday afternoon in the 1400 block of W. Irving Park Road, about two blocks from the school campus. The front door of a CTA bus was shot out during the incident, but no one was injured, according to police reports.

Several callers reported seeing a gunman fire two or three shots near Irving Park and Southport at 3:20PM. Investigators later recovered two shell casings outside of 1413 W. Irving Park.

Witnesses said that a heavy-set Hispanic man in his 20’s fired the shots from a small black handgun and then fled through a nearby service station. The gunman was seen wearing a black sports jersey emblazoned with the number 65 or 25 in gold numerals.

One of the rounds flew through the front door of a nearby CTA bus.

Police sources said that a 16-year-old Lake View High School student is believed to be the intended target.

About three hours after the incident, another round of gunfire was reported two blocks north of the high school at Ashland and Cullom.

Multiple callers reported hearing about five gunshots and seeing a gray minivan and a dark Charger or Challenger with tinted windows speeding from the area at 6:05PM.

The second scene is only two blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s family home on Hermitage Avenue.

Chicago police are conducting a post-shooting mission near the high school.

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30 comments:

  1. We are living in the wild, wild West. It's all times of the day and night, and nowhere is safe or off-limits for these bozos anymore. JFC.

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    1. According to HeyJackass.com, no one ever gets charged in about 87% of the shootings. "Stop Snitchin'" lives on.

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    2. This is out of control. how can anyone think of raising children in this environment. Obviously, can't go to the park at LHS to play catch with my kids for fear of a drive by shooting.....where is the mayor.....

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  2. In an unrelated story, investigating detectives are stuck in traffic in the Eisenhower as they attempt to commute to the crime scene.

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  3. And the parents are either apathetic zombies or they are staunch followers of altruism and believe the shooter needs more live and understanding. I'm moving in June; hope I don't get killed before then.

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  4. This is crazy! I have lived in this neighborhood since 2005 and it has always been nice and safe. Now I feel like it is turning into the hood. Between these two shootings and the one in Welles Park a few weeks ago to the drug dealer apartment shooting a few months ago. All of these are near Rahm's house- what is he doing to fix this??? I'm looking at moving to the burbs this is complete nonsense when you can be outside at 3:30 in the afternoon or 6pm without fear of a drive by. so glad I pay all those taxes!!!!!

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  5. Lake View High School is really going down hill. It's like the 1970s in there. Scary!

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  6. there are no gang members at Lake View HS

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    1. That's a good one as seeing the second and third student bathrooms are now locked because of too much gang graffiti.

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  7. I don't think the mayor will be happy until the entire city is an unlivable, ghetto hell hole. Not sure why all this crime goes unchecked & unprosecuted.

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    1. Couldn't agree more! And he will skate out of here without a care

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    2. Rahm is just happy as long as he has a chance to pocket millions/billions while he is in office.

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    3. Detroiters just said F it and hit 8 Mile Rd like they're mayor flat-out told them to do in the 60s.

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  8. Next up, the report from the high school that this has nothing to do with the high school. That's the usual report for gunfire and graffiti surrounding this sinkhole. Nope, has NOTHING to do with "your premier neighborhood school." Premier, my ass. Trying living near it.

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    1. What kind of crime takes place near the school.
      I expect high school students to be loud, and to use vulgar language at times, to smoke, and maybe buy and use pot, and to maybe liter and graffiti blank walls. What else happens around the school?

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    2. Well... alderpuss Tunneys said it was the finest high school in the city, and it was published in his newsletter and on the internets, so... it must be true.

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  9. How dare they shoot 2 blocks from Rahm's house. I wonder how many extra police will be added to his detail to protect him and his family. Maybe a few extra police/drivers to get his kids to school in Hyde Park on our dime.

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  10. How bad have things gotten at Lake View HS? Since February, there's been 10-11 arrests there according to Every Block.com (4000 block of North Ashland Ave). One arrest was an honor student/drug dealer who bit one of the staff members who's assigned to be his personal prison guard. Yet, because of two new deans who have no clue what they're doing (both hail from outside of Chicago), the honor student is still enrolled at Lake View reeking havoc on everyone and selling his crap.

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/locations/zipcodes/60613/?only=crime

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  11. - HEY CAPPLEMAN -
    All of this crap is pushing east, fast.
    It already has.
    Look at the damn map man.
    What's it going to be like along the lakeshore this summer?
    Not a word from you on any of this. Nothing. Zip. Two years ....nothing.
    You are WORSE than Tunney. No doubt.
    At least that simp has (bad) ideas.
    Good god you should be ashamed.
    What an embarrassment you are.

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  12. I'm paying $1750 per month for a one bedroom in lakeview with parking. My rent goes up by $50 - $75 per year. Why? I think this will be my last year. The neighborhood is WILD. It's getting worse every year and the city continues to kill the area by bringing in as many criminals as possible into a small area to terrorize the residents. We need to be like New York City. If you attack or rob someone, you go to prison for decades. You are removed from the streets to protect others. That does not happen here.

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  13. WOW! 2 blocks form the Mayor's house. I am sure that at least 7 or 8 of the 10 police officers that were said to be assigned to the district this past Sunday will be assigned to guard his home in addition to the 10 or 15 that are there 24/7. I think that includes the 2 or 3 that drive his kids to and from the south side to school everyday on our dime.

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  14. Lake View High School is the new 'out of control' hellhole, where the restorative justice concept is flopping BIG time. The restorative justice concept may work on tweeners, but, not on the bad and violent students (which Lake View has an overabundance on these days, especially as 77% of their students come from outside their neighborhood).

    This past Tuesday's shooting follows a mid-year shooting threat (which had many parents pulling their kids out of school after the principal failed to warn them) and ELEVEN arrests in or near Lake View since February 3rd.

    The problem is Lake View's administrators' noses are too close to the CPS brass' asses in terms of doing exactly what CPS tells them and not getting rid of the problematic and dangerous felons, aka students, if you want to call them students. This is all about bringning down the number of expulsions and suspensions at any cost, including the safety of the faculty and the good students. In fact, one Lake View student bit his teacher aide aka babysitter assigned to watch him and his expulsion was denied by CPS.

    Lake View High School is a mess this year with two new deans (one from a charter school, the other working as an intern with no prior experience) allowing students to do what they want without any repercussions. The troublemaking students are running the school and laughing at their teachers trying to maintain order in their classes. The several BAD students know NOTHING will happen to them and they're RIGHT!!!

    This liberal 'restorative justice' concept has caused a big riff inside between the teachers and the two new deans and Lake Views' administration. It's a GIANT mess there and something really bad is going to happen there soon if things don't change.

    Look at the link here from "Every Block", the arrests under 4000 block of North shland ave. is Lake View High School:


    http://chicago.everyblock.com/streets/chicago/ashland-ave/4000-4098n/?only=crime


    Many people may love Principal Scott Grens and his three assistant principals for their academic progress at Lake View, but, they get an 'F-' for removing two longtime deans in favor of Beavis and Butthead as school deans to appease CPS and letting the bad students run the school. How does this discipline problem extend outside Lake View? The problematic students are now getting risky and upping their game outside the school, which led to the shooting the other day.

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    1. Good God Almighty! Bet we won't see any reports on THAT in Tunneys little CPS/Rahm/CoH-buttkissing weekly reader!

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    2. Lake View's principal isn't immune from getting abused by his own students either. During an award's ceremony to acknowledge academic achievements by students, a group of 8-10 students in the seated area disrupted the ceremony and were heckling the students and teachers on stage and the principal (standing near them) who was trying to get them to be quiet and calm down. This mob of 8-10 students just amped up their rowdy behavior and they got even worse when the principal got up on stage to speak. So instead of punishing the 8-10 students causing the problems, the principal punished the entire student body by cancelling a pep rally for scheduled for the following week. My daughter says the assemblies in the school's auditorium are unorganized and wild. She can't believe it. She says the principal is afraid of the students and wants to be their friend and not do anything.

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  15. Welcome to the sick, new world, worse than the old world .. don't laugh.

    PC policing PROMO

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-V2arHXwq8#t=25

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  16. Sell your real estate before the market in Lakeview, Roscoe Village, North Center and Lincoln Square start to plummet. I'm sure you've already started to notice the glut of McMansions that are unsold... the millionaires are already hightailing it out of town...

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    1. I am wondering if this has been done on purpose. Everyone sells on the cheap to flee the crime-ridden area....one of Rahm's real estate friends comes in and snaps up all the property on the cheap. Rahm reinstalls the police to clean up the neighborhood & get rid of the criminals....then the real estate is rented/sold for high prices, netting Rahm & his buddies a tidy profit.

      I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory....but you've got to admit that something fishy is going on here. Why on earth would our "leaders" allow the destruction of this once, safe neighborhood? Why allow the criminals to take over while the taxpayers flee? It doesn't add up.

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  17. No, but I am sure there will be pictures of him turning a shovel of dirt for a new dog park or inviting us to a wine tasting party for a community group.

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  18. The heat got too hot for Lake View's Principal Scott Grens. He announced he's leaving after 2 1/2 years as Lake View's principal to his staff on Friday morning.

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