Wednesday, June 01, 2016

UPTOWN: 2 Shootings Since 9PM As Gang Fight Heats Up

Two men have been shot in Uptown since 9 o’clock last night as reports of gunfire have surged in that neighborhood over the past week.

Police sources speculated that the increased shooting could be connected to the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of North Side rapper Young Pappy in Uptown on May 29.

• A 28-year-old man was shot in the right eye around 9:30PM Tuesday near Leland and Racine. The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

• Then, another man was shot in the arm as he walked in the 1300 block of W. Leland around 1:20 this morning. He was transported to Illinois Masonic by acquaintances, police said.

• On Friday, an employee of an Uptown nursing home was shot in the leg as he smoked a cigarette in the 4600 block of N. Racine. Surveillance video showed a newer model Chevy Malibu with rear tinted windows pull up and an occupant opening fire on the victim around 2:20PM. No one else was injured.
Image: Curbed Chicago (Edited)
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  1. Tough gang bangers shooting nursing home aides on a smoke break. Pathetic.

  2. Young Pappy? Still takin' that dirt nappy.

  3. Aw shucks! And I'm leaving for the summer tomorrow, leaving all the inner city fun behind! I only hope I don't get shot while getting into my car tomorrow since I plan on leaving in the dark hours of the morning, or while driving down the expressway. Wish me luck!

  4. Shooting an employee of a nursing home while they took a smoke break - the new lows keep coming.

  5. Was CWB there? Anyone who was -- were the police forthcoming with any new info as to police staffing? They've GOT to change the status quo. We need more police!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    Front page of the website!

    Updated 2 mins ago
    CHICAGO (WLS) --

    New safety alerts for people within a mile of Wrigley Field have residents concerned.

    Wednesday night, Chicago police held a meeting with residents after a string of 10 burglaries.

    1. CPD has gotten past the "perception" bullshit, gone back to 2013 staffing levels, but that is about it. The Addison lockup is still shut, tactical teams are gone.

      They all (CPD + Rahm + Council + Stooges in various community and commerce groups) totally lost control in the years of denial since 2011, spread to day time, Lincoln Park, gangs have discovered the place, and CPD are at completely at wits end as to what to do about it.

  6. Hi CBW. Sorry to post this here as it is off topic. Is there a way to contact you via email? I don't see a "contact us" link. Thanks.