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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