Sunday, December 18, 2016

3 Shot On Lakeview Party Bus; Suspects Flee Into Lakefront High Rise

Two West Side men are in critical condition after they were shot on a crowded party bus in Lakeview early Sunday.

A third man, who may be the shooter, also suffered a gunshot wound to his hand.

Police and ambulances rushed to the 500 block of West Irving Park Road after a man opened fire during a dispute on the bus, which was carrying 30 passengers, shortly before 2 a.m.

The gunman and another man ran out of the bus and fled down Recreation Drive on foot. They crossed under Lake Shore Drive in the Addison pedestrian tunnel and fled into a luxury condo high-rise building at 3500 North Lake Shore Drive.

Cops who were searching for the men saw them enter the condo building and took them into custody. One of the men was said to be covered in blood. A handgun was recovered.

The Victims And The Suspect

A 22-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to the head was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He was not expected to survive, according to a police source.

A 33-year-old man was shot in the chest and is at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. He has been stabilized, police said.

The 31-year-old suspect is being treated for a minor wound to his hand at Masonic.

At least four passengers who were on the party bus have identified the gunman, according to police.

The second man who fled with the suspected gunman is also in custody.

We will update this story when charges are announced.

Party Police

In September, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance to curb wild party bus rides after a series of shootings and high-profile incidents.

Under the ordinance, party bus passengers are “prohibited from engaging in disorderly conduct; possessing drug paraphernalia; discharging a weapon” and other activities.

Not surprisingly, the ordinance has been ineffectual.
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21 comments:

  1. Some people have commented on this already ...

    "Give these guys a break. We need to seek fairness ." Foxx

    " these are not Chicago values. These boys need mentoring " Emmanuel

    "I'm concerned with the officers actions " Eddie

    "We will send a representative to court if they are guys." Center on Halsted

    "Cops are racist." BLM Jamal Green and Obama

    "Why does this keep happening?" The average clueless Chicago resident



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  2. Hope you can find out what establishment(s) were on this buses' itinerary.

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  3. I have been on about two dozen party bus rides. Perhaps they should be curbed but I have never seen a gun fight before on a bus. Something tells me this was not your typical party bus.

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    1. Just wondering: Did the promotional material for the Whoopee Bus Ride say " We will be cruising the empty lakefront at 2:00 AM...Where can you POSSIBLY find more fun ??? "

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  4. These late night party buses sound like a lot of fun...

    Our alderman at work. How about a curfew?

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  5. Let me guess, a group of rowdies celebrating the yuletide from the Swedish-American Heritage Society.

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    1. Noooo!! Leave us Swedes out of this, please! Everyone knows it was a group of retired Mormon school librarians!

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    2. DANG FIGHTING iRISH// fighting Illini!......Chalky

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    3. Amish. It was the Amish again. It always is.

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    4. I was going to blame the Amish.

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  6. It's about time we address they gang and thug culture and call it what is. This isn't a gun control problem.

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  7. It's about time we address they gang and thug culture and call it what is. This isn't a gun control problem.

    AMEN!!!

    Where is the gang task force? It's ALL about gangs, territory, etc. and it's invaded every single neighborhood, upscale and not.

    Until Rahm, city biz ops publicity enthusiast, and Eddie wake up and FOCUS on them, it's hopeless. And damn them for being so blockheaded, incompetent, political and too dangerous to believe or tolerate.

    As for the judges in the brutal targeting of innocents and/or violent gun crimes in the city of such harsh gun laws, there's a very special place in hell for them.

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  8. Wow! This is more horrifying than The Big Scary Bus parked in front of Roscoes across the street from Sidetrack. That CPD bus had a No Guns emblem on the door though.

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    1. Wouldn't it be nice if Sidetrack and Roscoe's would address the crime on Halsted? Instead they are worried about scary Trump and upset Hillary lost.

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    2. SideTrack and Roscoe's are both Northalsted Business Alliance members. NBA has been paying for private security patrols on Halsted, so they and all the businesses on Halsted are working to address crime to make Boystown a safer destination for everyone. (and no, I don't work for any NBA business.)

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    3. Oh, there's another co-worker of mine that frequents the strip. You should see his Nov. 9th FB post. "OMG, I'm scared for my life and we need to all run for cover. Our safety is in jeopardy because of Trump...........". I told him he should be more concerned about his safety during his Halsted Street excursions because of the violent crime, and needs to lay off those drugs he gets out there. I also told him he had almost 8 years to get married and still hasn't so.....no takers yet? I don't miss those people! Enjoying my dull gay post mid-life crisis outside of that entire state now. They keep those gays oppressed there. Have it!

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    4. Gay bars are no longer relevant anyway. Ever since they started filling up with faghags they aren't any fun.

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  9. This is the "good side" of Chicago too! (where I witnessed not one but TWO of those knife slashings - they go right for the neck).

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  10. They steal nice jackets.

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  11. Can the city pass an ordinance stating that Party Buses must remain in the neighborhoods of the people who rent them?

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  12. And turned into political hack houses.

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