Sunday, October 16, 2016

Man Shot Near Wilson Red Line Station Saturday Evening

A 24-year-old man became Uptown’s 29th shooting victim of the year Saturday evening. Police said he is in good condition. No one is in custody.

Foot patrol officers in the area warned of the shots at 8:50 p.m., minutes before 911 callers reported a man shot outside of 1134 West Wilson. Officers found the victim at a nearby 7-Eleven store.

A source said the victim is a known gang member who has been arrested three times since August, including twice within the span of two days last month in Uptown. He lives in the Austin neighborhood.

The victim, who suffered gunshot wounds to his ankle and calf, claimed to have no idea who shot him, telling police only that he “heard shots and felt pain.”

Some witnesses said the shots might have come from a passing silver Honda that fled westbound on Wilson.

Police officers have been patrolling a short stretch of Wilson Avenue near the Red Line Station on foot 24-hours a day since three people were shot dead in the area this summer.

Last night’s shooting took place outside of a former SRO hotel that a developer is converting into grossly overpriced “micro apartments.” Perhaps the bullet hole in the building’s front window will add a dose of “grit” to the owner's marketing campaign.
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20 comments:

  1. I work just around the corner from here and this is why I'm seeking a new job so I can get OUTTA and AWAY from this dystopian criminal mess of gang shootings, squalid tent encampments, etc...

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    1. You're not voting for Hillary then?

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  2. Too bad the shooter's aim was so bad. The City should open free target practice shooting ranges for gangbangers so they can learn to shoot to kill other gangbangers. They need to learn how to "squeeze the trigger...don't pull it."

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    1. They used to have a shooting range out in the lake by Fullerton but they closed it because the lead from the bullets was killing the fishies and our government officials believed it was used for gang target practice. How weird is that?

      So, for now, pass along this tip from our tact officers. When shots are fired crouch down behind the engine block of the nearest car. It is the safest place to dodge a bullet when walking down the street and shooting begins.

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  3. "SRO hotel that a developer is converting into grossly overpriced “micro apartments.” " Perhaps the owner wants to make sure his tenants can afford health insurance.

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  4. Lives in Austin but hangin' in Uptown? There's bad news right there.

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  5. Man, but once they slap some lipstick on that pug of a station all this will cease immediately. That's what my realtor and those condo sellers told me so it has to be true.

    We know, we know. It wasn't random but what about that poor window that took the random bullet?

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  6. Bring back hillbilly heaven. You might catch a beer bottle to the head but very few got shot to death.

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    1. This is "diversity" and "cultured" for the gay ghetto fabulous hillbillies from Michigan that bought apartments in drag (aka "condos") there that they're STILL trying to sell for what they paid for them 15 years ago. They were askurred of Detroit, cuz their parents told them so.

      It's hilarious at this stage.

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  7. The only reason I went to a shitty neighborhood like that in Detroit was for the world renowned DJ and sound system at the after hours club. I met the "Groove Is In The Heart" Dee-Lite people there. They heard about it too. The party was worth the risks. Hardcore DL gay black men and serious drag queens not out to slash your throat. Just getting their groove on and goin' home just like me. The worst thing that happened to me was I was kicked under the chin on the dance floor when Madonna's Vogue remix was thumpin'. Uptown? Boystown? Not so much. It's ridiculous how they've been duped.

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  8. Seriously, all of those convenience stores are magnets for criminals. Close them - this neighborhood isn't a food desert.

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    1. The 7-Eleven next to the SRO has a liquor license. There's also a liquor store about a block west down Wilson. Two blocks west and you have Ranalli's Liquors. The 7-Eleven at Clark/Montrose sells liquor. Plus, of course, Jewel and Target just south down Broadway.

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    2. That's it. Close all the stores. Then the north side will look just like the south side. And there will be no crime. Brilliant.

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  9. Another Uptown fatality 9:00 p.m. Sunday 4700 N Hazel. Unknown male victim.

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  10. i'm glad to see the editor's (unlike most of their readership)-come down on the side of at least calling some spaces in uptown overpriced. the people that buy/rent them think the hood should miraculously change because they were chumps.

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  11. Actually, I'm all for MORE over-priced apartments and condos replacing the remaining SRO's and run-down apartment buildings in the area. If the thugs can't be policed out of the neighborhood now, maybe they can be gentrified out. If enough wealthy people move in, maybe the mayor and city council will finally move on more police officers for the area.

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    1. That's what I thought when I moved to Boystown, but then they built that fucking Center on Halsted to attract crime to my street.

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    2. Center On Wilson (COW for short, cash cow that is...)

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  12. The victim in the case is one of Uptown's P Stones gang members. His nickname is Doughboy and he's a drug dealer on Wilson Av.

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    1. And he's a total asshole too

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