Saturday, July 30, 2016

Yet ANOTHER Gang Banger Shot Near Recreation Drive


Recreation Drive’s after-hours street gang party claimed another shooting victim early Saturday.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the left knee along the lakefront, about 150 feet south of the landmark clocktower, police said. Officers gave the victim a ride to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.

Witnesses said that a heavy-set, short, white or Hispanic man and three other men approached the victim around 1:30AM and shots rang out. Cops recovered five shell casings in the area.

The victim is a known member of the Satan Disciples street gang who was paroled on June 28 after serving about 7 months of a one-year sentence for a weapons violation. He lives in the Lower West Side neighborhood, according to a source.

A witness reported that six people—three men and three women—were taken into custody at Recreation Drive about 45 minutes after the shooting. A vehicle was also towed away by police.

CWB Chicago readers are well aware that the area along Recreation Drive and the nearby lakefront are popular hangouts for gang members during mild and warm weather.

A 19-year-old was shot near the Rec Drive tennis courts on June 12 and Chicago police radio captured the sounds of gunfire as an officer witnessed shots being fired from a passing vehicle in the same area on April 3.

No one was charged in either case.

Uptown Shooting

Meanwhile, Uptown claimed its 21st shooting victim of the year Friday morning.

Police say a 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his shoulder around 10:50AM outside of the Christopher House daycare center, 4701 N. Winthrop. Shell casings were found nearby.

The victim sought help at a nearby fire station and was subsequently transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

A source said the gunman was a black man wearing a red tee shirt and a blue hoodie who jumped into the passenger seat of a gray 2015 Ford vehicle with Pennsylvania license plates.

Police are looking for the man who recently rented the car from a Hertz dealership on the North Side, a source said.

Wrigleyville Gun Grab

19th district officers recovered a firearm in Wrigleyville after people called 911 to report that a man pulled up and pointed a gun at them near Seminary and Eddy around 1:20AM on Friday.

Cops stopped a vehicle near Roscoe and Clark several minutes later and detained a passenger for questioning.

The original victims told police that they did not want to get involved with criminal charges against the man, but the state is pursuing weapons charges.
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The next community policing meeting for Wrigleyville and Boystown will be at the 19th district station, 850 W. Addison, at 7PM on Wednesday, August 3.

24 comments:

  1. Curious, both the June 12th victim and this guy were shot in the leg. Humane gang bangers or bad shooters? Next time a*holes aim a little higher.

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    1. They did "aim higher" a few weeks ago and hit that seniors 35th floor apartment across the street (I think you call it Lake Shore Drive)!!!!!!!!!!

      OMG, seriously I'm so glad I'm out of that place called Chicago (yes, I moved on too and still hang around CWB so have a hissy fit over your mimosas commenters).

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    2. Ditto. Every story makes me feel better about my decision.

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    3. New or inexperienced shooters often shoot low with a handgun, the tendency is to lower your aim as you pull the trigger and anticipating the recoil makes it even worse. It takes a lot of practice to become proficient with a handgun.

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  2. people PLEASE SHOW UP. even if you dont get to say anything the body count shows that the neighbors are concerned. Do remember to think about what you are going to say because if you do get to say anything the board dows not want ou to say much.

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    1. Fuck "the board." When I go I say what I want to say. I don't care if Tunney starts screeching "Shut up! Shut up!" or if one of the others up there tries to sidetrack me. They think they can limit speech. WRONG. You are a taxpaying constituent and have the right to say what you want. I haven't been in four months because of work, etc., but I have plenty to contribute on Wednesday night. I encourage all of you to do the same. MAKE them hear you.

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  3. The lower west side? Was the banger from New York?

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    1. Here you go:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_West_Side,_Chicago

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    2. Wow! They come all the way from Pilsen to start shy*t in Lakeview? Why don't they go to the parks in their neighborhood?

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  4. Pitifiul city. At those housing costs no less.

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  5. Gang bangers just enjoying the park. I thought the city closed the firing range along the lake a long time ago?

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    1. The parks are supposed to close at 11 p.m. There should be patrols to get them out of the parks.

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    2. Yes. Why don't they patrol that area?? Seems like a no-brainer to me.

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    3. Whaaaa ha ha ha ha ha ha. OMG that's funny. Park Patrol....
      Oh wait. There's is a Park Patrol. We pay for them, their vehicles, health care etc etc. Try calling them at night. Just try.

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  6. Sad that gun shots no longer wake me up.

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  7. I can't bear the thought of those low life bangers hanging out by the beautiful clock tower - one of my favorite sites in Chicago. Ugh!

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  8. Ahh, I remember being awaken by gunshots @ 3600 LSD early in the A.M. Also common to find shell casing around your car @ recreation drive's parking lot.

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    1. A former co-worker parked her car there overnight because it's free. She fled the Ukraine so is probably used to it.

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    2. P.S. When I mentioned CWB to her 3 years ago, she shrugged her shoulders and said "I just can't read that stuff". Another in total denial.

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    3. Fled Ukraine? The murder rate (except in Crimea) for Ukraine is about 4.5 per 100,000. In Chicago it was about 17 per 100,000 in 2015. This year will make 2015 look good.

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    4. You can't compare the murder rate of a country to that of a city, that's literally like comparing apples with oranges. Overall, the U.S. is safer than most Eastern European countries, particularly the Ukraine and Russia.

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    5. That's my point. All this activity and complaining "ain't no thang". Chicago's right on the path of......

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  9. Had my windows open and was awake. Thought they were fireworks, but clearly they weren't.

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  10. i saw the guy in a white shirt run right behind a cruiser that just passed by. Went under the tunnel. Wish I knew it was him. With a birdseye view of the parking lot I've seen it all . born and raised #lakeviewdontgiveuponemenow

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