Tuesday, September 13, 2016

#11: Man Shot At Belmont And Sheffield This Morning


UPDATE SEPTEMBER 14, 2016: Investigators believe the man actually shot himself in the butt.
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Another day, another person's shot in Lakeview.

Detectives are investigating after a 22-year-old Logan Square man was reportedly shot in front of 1000 Liquors, 1000 West Belmont, around 4:30 this morning.

He is the 11th Lakeview shooting victim this year, according to the authoritative homicide tracking site HeyJackass. Lakeview had 3 shooting victims last year and six in 2014.

Today's victim walked into Illinois Masonic Medical Center about ten minutes later with a gunshot wound to his buttocks, police said.

A white car was involved in the shooting, which may have been a drive-by, according to the victim.

Police came up empty-handed when they scoured the area of Belmont and Sheffield for witnesses and evidence. Foot traffic was reduced in the area as both 1000 Liquors and its adjoining bar, Big City Tap, are closed this week for renovations.

Court records indicate that the victim is a known gang member who was found guilty of a 2014 burglary in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. He is currently wanted for a probation violation.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder early yesterday as he stood outside of a Wrigleyville bar around closing time.

No one is in custody for either shooting.
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34 comments:

  1. Everyone PLEASE attends CAPS meeting tonight 630 at Illinois Masonic. Tunney will even be there!

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  2. We should all send Tunney an email demanding what he is planning on doing to address the rise in crime. He needs to be voted out next time around.

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    1. No, what you need to do is GET IN HIS FACE. Emails do nothing - can be deleted. Get thee to his office during the week. Go to his office at City Hall.

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    2. I sent him one Friday. No response so far.

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    3. I sent him a Facebook message last year and he replied after a day or two. I just sent another today, interested to see what he says if he replies

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    4. I've sent 14 emails since October 2013. I had one reply in 2015 and it was a formula response thanking me for my interest in the neighborhood. The alderperson is apparently too busy posing for photo ops with old ladies, or at his restaurant glazing his sticky buns, to be bothered with responding to taxpaying constituents. Besides, that's why the ward keeps re-electing him and why the city pays him $110K+ for a part-time job!

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    5. If you want to get in his face, you can also go see him at the FFC gym in Lakeview (Halsted location) during the weekdays...he's there regularly at varying times during normal working hours.

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    6. Tunny could care less about what is going on in the area. I, and many of people on this block, have sent 20 some e-mails in the past year about the construction workers that are working on 3 new buildings and one rehab in the 2900 block of N Burling St. This street is zoned 24/7 for cars with 383 parking stickers on their city stickers. On an average day we can count about 15 - 20 cars of the workers not displaying the 383 sticker. We, who pay an additional fee each year for our city stickers, have to find parking during day on other streets. The workers put their hard hats on the roof of their cars or hang an orange vest on their side mirrors. I talked to one worker about the problem and he told me his boss told them that is was OK because his company contributed large amounts to Tunnys campaign fund. Yes, do go to the CAPS meeting and like past meetings Tunny will get red faced and yell out - "shut up and sit down". Oh, to have a part time job like his . . . . .

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  3. Has anyone noticed how Princess, Emperess Regnant, His Holiness Alderpuss, Tunney doesn't even bother to send out email blasts about these types of incidents? Just the sound of crickets chirping in the distance, as he (and the other city "leaders") look on vacantly at the gradual but steady demise of this neighborhood.

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  4. Isn't there a working camera above this interesting? Why does that provide info to the police, especially if there was limited traffic at that hour? Hey Tunney, does that camera even work or is it there for decoration??? WTF is wrong here, when are you going to stop this insanity in this neighborhood???

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    1. Yes, its a camera intersection. Additionally, I believe there are exterior surveillance cameras at the CTA Redline station, Berlin, Big City Tap, and 1000 Liquors.

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    2. Does Tunney's ward office on Sheffield have exterior cameras?
      Its a high crime area.
      If not, why not?

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    3. It's valid to ask if the blue-light cameras are even recording and if the city has funded a command center to monitor the federally funded cameras. Belmont and Sheffield has drawn a sketchy crowd forever. Maybe it's the el stop. I'd like to see private residents and businesses start doing the surveillance that the city is not doing. How about a 24-hour webcam focused on the four corners of Belmont and Sheffield. If Tunney has a surveillance camera, 100-1 odds that the lens cap is still on.

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    4. You're right. There are a lot of "tickets" on blue cams. However, even if working you have to control the cameras and there is a slim chance they are trained on the direct area. They're more useful for "POD" missions when we watch dope corners and are able to watch open-air drug markets real time while an enforcement car goes out and grabs the offenders. We don't have anywhere near the necessary manpower to staff pod camera surveillance to have officers moving the cameras for constant surveillance. Sorry, just being honest.

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  5. I wonder how much the presence of that damned liquor store contributes to the crime at that particular intersection ....

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    1. That liquor store and the attached bar have been closed for renovations since Labor Day. So...

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    2. It's gang related not liquor store related.

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    3. Yea but the riff raff go there and get their drinks so they can hang out.

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    4. How do they get drinks from a liquor store and bar that are closed?

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    5. 1000 Liqiors provides pretty tough security with IDs required and recorded.
      They're not the problem.
      The predators from the south/west sideswho proll the neighbhoods are the problem.
      Not just the Red Line but they drive up here, too, cruiding the streets or just plain parking.

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    6. There is always some Prohibitionist old lady commenting here about how liquor is the root of all evil..."Close the liquor stores;" "Close the bars." Can't you figure out that Prohibition did not work in the 1920's and it will not work now? Liquor is the LEAST of our problems. Geesh.

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    7. Oh please. 1000 Liquors has been there for at least 30 years. It was there back in the late 80's when I used to go to Medusa's on the corner of Sheffield and School - and when a bunch of mohawked, purple haired kids from the burbs ran safely up and down the streets in that area.

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  6. Thanks for all you do CWB. I frequently drive by all these crime spots, though during daylight hours and never at 1-6am when these incidents seem to occur. Haven't more of these crimes recently been committed in broad daylight? Do you happen to have a "crimes by time of day" metric, like say, used to be 100% of Lakeview crimes occurred between 1-6am, and now only 80% are then, with 20% happening 9am-9pm. Signed - A citizen concerned about crime becoming more brazen and during times when even more folks are out and about.

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  7. It's gang turf wars, correct? I know our leaders would never mutter that phrase in public. I don't think it's a huge secret that drug sales have been happening in Lake View for decades, but until now, it was all at least "somewhat" quiet (OK, it was still painfully obvious, but at least bullets weren't flying on our streets).

    I guess a drive by per day will be the new norm now that Lake View's drug selling territory is the hottest real estate in the 'hood.

    I'm angry ... at the political leaders, the justice system, the sellers, the users. I would like to THANK our police in 019 for doing whatever they can on any given day. Many of us that live (and contribute) to the neighborhood understand that you're being asked to solve all of our society's issues with only a small arsenal of ever decreasing tactics.

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  8. 2014 burglary in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. He is currently wanted for a probation violation.
    ^^
    He's going back to jail. Good!

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  9. Let's see... documented gang member shot, probation violation so he'll see about a week in jail and no innocents harmed. Sounds like this story should be listed under Civic Improvements not Crime.

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  10. At last night's CAPS meeting the commander called the shooting "alleged" and then proceeded to explain that there were no calls to 911 about hearing gunshots, no reports of any suspicious activity, no blood, nothing caught on surveillance/security cameras and the guy walked into the hospital on his own. Any thoughts on this and the likelihood he was shot somewhere else outside the neighborhood? It wouldn't change the fact that we've got a huge problem in the neighborhood but it wouldn't be accurate if we continue to point to this incident as an example of those problems if in fact it didn't actually happen.

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    1. Evidently, it didn't. See the latest hilarious notice.

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  11. Not this story related but look up hi-city pacman on YouTube. It's a video by the aspiring rappers of uptown. Btw someone please tell Mrs Sims as all her boys are in the video waiving guns and promoting violence and drug use

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  12. He is a burglar from this area! At least he won't be climbing in anyone's window for awhile

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  13. Be careful about "getting in Ms Tunney's face." He might screech and scream at you to "Shut up! Shut up!" and then he will blow off your comments/complaints by stating that you are "just one person."

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  14. I have to ask why do northsiders keep voting this guy in office.

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    1. The answer is simple. Way too many people in Ward 44 have a polyanna viewpoint that Tunney can do no wrong and is the perfect alderperson, based on one fact alone. (These same polyannas tend to also disbelieve or refute the reported crime in the neighborhood. After all, here in la-la land, there is no evil ... right?)

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  15. Something was going down today on Southport between Grace and Irving. Undercover cops, surveillance van, the whole bit. Does anyone know anything? Several out of place characters trolling Lakewood/Wayne/ btw Grace and Addison too.

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