Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lakeview: Triple-Shooting At Sheffield And Oakdale; Suspect Arrested, Victims In "Good" Condition

Police units near the scene of this morning's arrest in the 1000 block of West Oakdale | CWBChicago Reader Image
UPDATE 4:55PM: Charges filed. Details here.

A gunman who shot three people in Lakeview overnight is in custody thanks to the quick and gutsy response of Chicago police officers.

Cops on patrol heard gunfire in the 2900 block of North Sheffield at 2:45 a.m. and saw a man running with a handgun. They chased the man into an alley and took him into custody behind the 1000 block of West Oakdale.

Police found a gun nearby.

“I heard six shots,” a woman who lives nearby said. “There was a guy on the ground surrounded by police screaming for a while before an ambulance came.”

Police found the other two shooting victims nearby. None seemed thrilled about seeing the officers, according to a resident.

A 23-year-old man is being treated at St. Joseph Hospital for a gunshot wound to his foot.

A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman each suffered one gunshot wound to the back of a leg. They are being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Police take a man into custody | CWBChicago Reader Image
All of the victims are in good condition, police said.

Witnesses reported seeing a man in a blue and white hoodie run west on Oakdale after firing shots in the middle of Sheffield Avenue, just south of Oakdale.

Photos from the scene show police detaining a man in similar clothing.

This morning’s shooting unfolded steps from the spot where 25-year-old Kevin O’Malley was shot to death in a robbery-gone-bad on May 30, 2015.

As in today’s shooting, police doggedly pursued a suspect on foot and arrested 22-year-old Kristopher Pitts at the Wellington Brown Line station.

Locations of 2016 shootings in Lakeview
Pitts’ case continues to wind its way through the court system. His next appearance will be on November 9.

Just last weekend, a double shooting left two people critically injured less than a half-mile from today’s incident.

Fifteen people have been shot in Lakeview so far this year compared to three in all of 2015.

One of this year's victim died. Police determined the case to be a justifiable homicide.

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30 comments:

  1. Will installing bullet proof windows help or hurt my resale value? Neighborhoods gone to shit and police are too scrutinized to be proactive. I wonder if perhaps these victims and suspect fit a certain description that seems to be trending around here every weekend at 3am. Bring back stop and frisk if anything is to change.

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    1. Amish Honor Students no doubt.

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    2. Bullet proof windows and iron bars on them do wonders for marketing purposes. Just ask anyone on the south side. You can even get the real decorative designs for the front door to accent your personal tastes.

      When demand increases, please yell. I'll come back to Chicago and sell them to you all (hell, I'll help install them), take my $$$$ and flee. It will be BIG business.

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  2. What is attracting these cretins to this section of Belmont?

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    1. Oblivious and unaware targets wandering around at night often focused on cell phones. Partly, anyway. Also the common (and documentable) lack of action by the mayor, the trio of alderpusses, and DENIAL on the part of many residents that anything is even wrong right now in Boystown.

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  3. Nice work. Thank you CPD

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  4. Thanks for your reporting. Can you post a name and mugshot and other details once you determine the shooters identity?

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  5. Fifteen shootings is bad. None of them happened in East Lakeview though, which is mostly residential, so that's good.

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    1. I presume you're being sarcastic.

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    2. It's only a matter of time.

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    3. Sheffield and Oakdale is residential too, there's a playground right near where the shootings have happened. We don't want them either.

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    4. Pretty wicked sarcasm, that.

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  6. Hospitals need to start turning away gang members who have been shot (unless the gang members have Blue Cross/Blue Shield).

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  7. Unbelievable, shootings are up 500% this year in Lakeview. What can we do about it? Homeowners/taxpayers feel as though their hands are tied, no one wants to broadcast that the area is dangerous. And the younger renters, being transient, would probably rather just not get involved. Why is Rahm so quiet about this? All it's going to take is for one stray bullet to hit an innocent bystander (maybe someone who's just in town to watch the world series) and lakeview is going to become a national story. Take some action Rahm!!!

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    1. ....too late. Already happened. A stray bullet has hit, and killed, a bystander late this summer.
      Maybe you heard about it from your alder.... never mind.

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    2. Why is Rahm so quiet??? Really?
      How about the Three Stooges? What about them? They live here.
      Oh wait....riiiight......so does Rahm.
      A national disgrace.

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    3. Um, you don't think that the these blog posts broadcast to the masses the notion that Lakeview is dangerous??

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  8. My neighbors for a Halloween decoration have grave stones, skeletons, and body bags in their yard. In Chicago it's hard to tell if that's harmless Halloween fun or an actual crime scene.

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  9. There were only 3000 cops deployed. Great time to settle scores!

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  10. Thank your elected officials.

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  11. They ruined the neighborhood where they live, now it's time to ruin yours.

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    1. Comment of the day.

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  12. Thank the ACLU and your democratic politicians who have declared war on the police. Cops are in self preservation mode and justifiably so. Gone are the days of proactive, aggressive policing trying to stop crimes before they happen. It's only going to get worse once body cameras arrive citywide. Welcome to the new normal.

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    1. I thank the ACLU every dayand financially support this important organization.
      There's no war on honest police.

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  13. Thank you for remembering Kevin O'Malley. He was the first of the beginning of the end. God bless you Kevin.

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    1. I didn't even know Kevin, but I remember him. In one moment, one person's decision to simply pull a trigger can end, in the next moment, another person's life. Two seconds of their lives yet forever heartbreak to those who loved them even the shooters family. Kevin and his family and his friends were innocent victims and did not deserve this. I'm not sure about the shooter's.

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  14. I remember before selling how sensitive I was about any news that would make E. Lakeview look dangerous to potential buyers. Thank God my unit was immaculate and sold within 1 week for 30K above asking price. That said - I didn't make any money on the unit. Chicago real estate is not a great investment - even close the lake.

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  15. Year 2013 (before all of this), I walked from an apartment lease negotiation right there on Oakdale. They were deceiving right from the first walk-through of the place and I told them to shove it because I'd have to rely on the Belmont stop and it was moving over to the Wellington stop - THEN! I saw what was roaming around that hospital up/down Wellington - THEN! That leasing company and the smiley lying tenant/resident manager will be begging for tenants and 1/2 the asking price in coming years.

    I bought a car, rented in Andersonville where street parking was readily available then fled that city forever.

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  16. Come on, subzero weather!

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    1. And big puffy coats. They'll be picked up from the dry cleaners shortly.

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