Monday, February 13, 2017

Double-Shooting In Uptown Wounds Boy And Parolee

A man and a teenage boy fled into an Uptown fast food restaurant after they were shot shortly before 7 o’clock Monday night. No one is in custody.

A 24-year-old man from the West Ridge neighborhood and a 17-year-old Uptown boy were both shot in the 4600 block of North Winthrop around 6:45 p.m., police said.

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The pair ran into the Sonic restaurant at 1022 West Wilson after being shot and a nearby music school went on immediate lockdown, a witness said.

The man was shot once in the back of the leg and the boy was shot in the buttocks. Both are reported in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

A third man who was sitting inside a car that got shot up in the incident escaped injury.

The older man is a document gang member who’s currently on parole for possessing a stolen motor vehicle, according to a source. He has previous convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to state records.

Information about the 17-year-old’s history is not available because he is a juvenile. However, his Facebook page includes photos of the boy holding up wads of cash.

A source reported that officers are going door-to-door, asking permission to search yards near the crime scene for a weapon.

Six people have been shot in Uptown so far this year, two fatally.

In 2016, Uptown didn’t record its sixth shooting victim until March 11. Its second homicide victim last year died on May 8.
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12 comments:

  1. There is a Sonic in uptown? How about that!

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    1. Hahah! I just thought the same thing! Let me not tell my 7 year old bc she's been begging to try it after seeing the commercials! Lol

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  2. Come on man.

    Uptown had two homicide victims on January 1st in the same incident.

    Starting the New Year out with a bang! It tends to throw off the curve.

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  3. Hear the chirping of crickets from Capplemans?

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  4. nice weather all week too, keep moving and stay low.

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  5. This is NOT how you Sonic!

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  6. Why was this guy even out on the street after a firearms conviction?! He should be locked up! We need the 10-20-life law here!

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  7. The one guy in the Sonic commercials lives in Uptown too, finally something good to talk about.

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  8. Let's see how long it stays when things like this keep happening. They are still fairly new to the market. The Mc'ds next door is used to it by now.

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  9. If those two clowns sitting in a car in every Sonic commercial for the past 7 years filmed in this parking lot the two of them would be carjacked in under 90 seconds. Thanks Rham your the best ever.

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    1. They would be in body bags...

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  10. Damn, this is just the kind of thing that drove El Pollo Loco out of Uptown.

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