Saturday, October 22, 2016

2 Critical After Double-Shooting Near Belmont Red Line

Police and fire units at Belmont and Sheffield after this morning's shootings | John Sheehan

Two men are in critical condition after being shot this morning about a block from the Belmont Red Line station. No one is in custody.

Officers on patrol heard the shots at 3 a.m. and saw people running from the scene.

A 36-year-old convicted felon suffered a gunshot wound to his neck and a 23-year-old man who is on parole received gunshot wounds to his back, torso, shoulder, and arm, a police source said. The two victims are friends, the source said.

Belmont looking west toward the shooting scene  | John Sheehan
A gunman shot the victims outside of a dry cleaner at 1024 West Belmont. One man collapsed on-scene while the other managed to run to the 3200 block of North Sheffield before dropping to the ground.

Law enforcement sources told CWB Chicago that the 36-year-old victim served a 5-year sentence for unlawful use of a weapon in 2011. He completed the parole portion of his sentence at midnight—three hours before being shot, the source said. He is a member of the Spanish Cobras street gang, a source said.

The 23-year-old was paroled in September after serving about half of a four-year sentence for being a gang member in possession of a firearm.

This morning’s victims are the 11th and 12th persons to be shot in Lakeview this year.

Uptown Shooting

A drive-by shooting in Uptown this morning left a 28-year-old man with a through-and-through gunshot wound to his leg, police said.

Witnesses reported that shots from a black Pathfinder or Explorer struck the man in the 800 block of West Cuyler around 12:25 a.m.

The victim is in fair condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.  He is Uptown's 31st shooting victim of the year.

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55 comments:

  1. Hey Alderman - Maybe there really is a problem at that block? #JustOneBlock

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    1. That's just your perception young man!

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  2. Crime stoppers - let's hope they're not trying too hard at Illinois Masonic.

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    1. Lol, agreed

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    2. I was going to say the same thing. This is more effective than the criminal "justice" system in Crook County. Good riddance if they end up with toe tags.

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  3. Hey commander, how about starting to do some police work with your people? Shootings are up and up especially in the Wrigleyville and Lakeview area. Where's the entertainment team you have always been talking about?

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    1. Absolutely - we need Cmndr Voulgaris back! He seemed to care, made some moves to get that area under control, and had a real impact. We've seen none of that from the current regime...

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    2. Absolutely - we need Cmndr Voulgaris back! He seemed to care, made some moves to get that area under control, and had a real impact. We've seen none of that from the current regime...

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      Now *he* understood community policing. The current commander is aloof and non-responsive. Unfortunately, he advanced in rank through "merit" instead of passing tests and one of his "sponsors" for a merit promotion was our current police superintendent. So...

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    3. he was not "a cop's cop"

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    4. The commander is fairly useless, but at this point General Patton couldn't do much better.. time to realize that the streets have been handed to the criminals with all these liberal policies... Center on Halsted, free Cta rides for the "underprivileged", free phones, no consequences for criminal acts and the final nail in the coffin... police work as a bad thing

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    5. ALL of my cop buds say he is ineffective, distant, and in Rahm's pocket.

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    6. Now I am not a brass supporter at all I am a blue shirt. The test to be hired is coming up this spring, complainers are welcome to take this test and join me and my brothers and sisters in blue see how far you can get. Oh and good luck if you really believe the Police can do anything anymore after society has taken away the tactics that worked. Good luck instead of praying you go home safe to now praying you don't make media fodder and get fired FOR DOING YOUR JOB! If you want things to change, you are the power houses that need to change the way things are and allow stop and frisks. Why do the Police have to submit reports to a private firm (ACLU)? Why does every single person chime in on how to be the Police when 95% of the population has no clue? Books cannot tell one how to be the Police

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    7. The problem is, you're trying to sell that you can't do police work without violating the rights of the innocent. Well, we're being violated by the criminals. And, from your above statement officer, it appears that the only solution is to either move, or get that conceal and carry permit.
      I wonder how other cities do it effectively without crying about lawsuits? Effective police work matched with consistent courts.
      This is Chicago, surely could do it with just a few small changes. I mean the corruption in the city doesn't run deep for decades, or the silence when terrible cops are allowed to police has nothing to do with it. The difference is, its happening in neighborhoods where it shouldn't and it's too late for an overhaul. Move, or arm yourselves.

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    8. Those other cities the police don't have to submit their paperwork to the ACLU though... think on that pointdexter!

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    9. I'd move yes. Illinois is one of the worst states in the nation and you see Chicago for yourself. Yes I will be relocating myself and my family as soon as I retire from the department and get a job in the private sector. Good luck to you all.

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  4. If they could move it ten blocks west or so, they can shoot each other up all they want.

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  5. I hope the security officer and his K-9 companion that were placed at the red line station are OK. No mention of them in this report.

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  6. I consider convicted felons being shot as good news. It would be even better news if they were shot dead, but we can't have everything.

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  7. Retired in 2013, I sure do miss this, NOT!! Hey Jimmy, thanks for showing me this site, love looking at how miserable that dump is!!

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  8. I wish the hospitals would stop treating gang members.
    Imagine wasting all that time and money in medical school and then your job is to patch up gang bangers. BTW, hospitals do not hire nearly enough security guards and as a result, the doctors, nurses and patients are great risk of being victimized by gang members.

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    1. I am a nurse and we are all very scared when we have to treat gang members. Always afraid that if you say the wrong thing or look at someone that is deemed disrespectful that they will be waiting for you someday when you finish your shift.

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  9. It's only "one block".

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  10. Gee, I dunno. Think the BIG SHITTY, that dump of a liquor store and Berlin attract the wrong crowd? Nah, it's just a few bad apples. Totally safe up here, nothing to see.

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  11. And just steps from the 44th ward office. NOTHING to see here, move along.

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  12. Pathetic what has been happening in this city. Rahm is a huge pussy. Hire more cops you incompetent failure.

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    1. Give the guy a break, he's been important conducting much more important business for the residents - he has huffed and puffed until the evil Donald Trump street sign was removed. Now there's leadership lol.

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  13. There are better places in the world where one does not have to worry about being caught in the crossfire of warring tribes. Consider your options.

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  14. Heh. Right by Tunneys "office" where he "performs" aldermanic "duties." Yes, the quotation marks are intentional, unlike his desire to do anything useful/helpful for "his" ward 44.

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  15. And now the tax payers will be burdened more for the rest of these waste of space in societies lives we all will be paying for them. Let's pray they do not procreate

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  16. We moved out of Chicago for a year, with the tentative plan to return next year. We monitor this kind of thing all the time. We're currently living in a city that doesn't have anywhere near this level of violence, let alone right in our neighborhood. We're seriously thinking returning to Chicago because of this, and definitely wouldn't return to Lakeview.

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  17. So this makes it 5 or 6 people that have been shot within a block of the Alderman's office this year?

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  18. Two bad guys off the street maybe it's like the movies someone so cleaning up the crime because the city cares less

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  19. The "starter" condo for sale on cribchatter.com right at that corner almost got rave reviews for its price and other amenities like "world class" public transportation. I warned them and got "thumbs down" because I'm such a negative Nelly.

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  20. Tommy won't get involved until it happens in front of Ann Sathers

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    1. There's already been incidents in front of the sticky bun factory. He did nothing other than mutter and screech at a couple of taxpaying constituents, and that was about it. He doesn't care.

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  21. Well who would have guessed? /s

    If things continue on the current trajectory it will get much worse.

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  22. Shot literally 3hrs after getting off parole? That's fkin priceless.

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    1. Guess who just out today! Say what!

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  23. Hello 1990 are you out there? Silence...

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  24. Please update the Cubs win mayhem. The game ended over a hour ago. We need your help!

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  25. Why didnt Rham bet something on the game? Oh thats right he did not know the Cubs were in the playoffs. To busy crying that Hillary did not offer him a job. Well boo fucking hoo.

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  26. This sounds like a trend that is going to be here to stay. I mean come on handcuff police on a bs movement and we should expect it

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    1. they came. that's what they're supposed to do.

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  27. Why should the Alderman care. Upon retirement, he receives a city paid pension, healthcare, etc. Sell the restaurant and then move out. Keep a lid on the neighborhood, keep getting re-elected until then. The joke is on the fools who keep re-electing him and have to live with the increasing crime, higher property taxes, etc. Don't think he is that dumb to not have planned an exit strategy from his neighborhood.

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    1. You're right with everything except the lid - it's been blown off the neighborhood for quite some time.

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  28. Thank goodness no bystanders were hit. With stop and frisk not allowed, going into winter coat season means many illegal weapons will be carried. Thanks ACLU,for handcuffing the Police and making our streets much more dangerous. Hire more Police you say ? The screening and training process takes many months. With the holidays fast approaching, we are in for a crime shit storm. I'm expecting a surge of armed robberies due to "puffy coat" season and holiday shopping.

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    1. I'll post my seasonal comment as I have since 2007.

      "Thanksgiving Eve is when they start roaming from car-to-car in groups on the CTA trains. It's like a bell rang or sumpthin'".

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  29. Anyone know why the city has banned the Guardian Angels from patrolling Chicago? What could be the rationale since we have virtually no police patrol?

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  30. Where are the witnesses and "signed complaints"? The defendants get continuances and know the deal. Eventually the victims get tired of the system and stop going to court. Meanwhile, the defendant is kicking back in CCDOC knowing the system.

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  31. The London Underground generally closes between midnight and 5 a.m. CTA should consider doing the same for the Red Line.

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    1. New York's is 24/7 and has less crime than Chicago and London.

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  32. Are they even still stationed there. Anyone see that? I thought they are to be there through 6am

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  33. venting here, sending emails and waiting for a monthly CAPS meeting does nothing folks

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