Sunday, April 16, 2017

Lakeview Partiers Wrestle Gunman After Early Morning Shooting On Sheffield; And Another Shot In Uptown

The victim was shot in the building at right. | Google
UPDATE 6:50PM APRIL 17 — Charges have been filed. Story HERE.

UPDATE 5:19PM — Here's the latest information on this morning's shooting.
  • The victim was shot in both legs, according to new information
  • The offender is a 24-year-old man who most recently listed an address in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, according to a source. 
Our original report from this morning follows.
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Party-goers fought a gunman and wrestled away his weapon after a man was shot in Lakeview early Sunday morning.

The offender is in custody, and the victim is in serious condition at a local hospital.

Police said the offender was told to leave the party, but he returned to the second-floor apartment at 2943 North Sheffield moments later and shot a 21-year-old man in the left knee.

Many partiers fled the scene, and some flagged down a passing patrol car to report the gunfire.

Other people grappled with the offender, took away his handgun, and held the man for police. The suspect is being treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital for a minor head injury that he suffered in the fight.

Two shell casings were recovered at the scene along with one live round that witnesses removed from the gun before cops arrived, according to a source.

The victim’s condition was stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

This morning's shooting is Lakeview's first of the year.

Another Uptown Shooting

About an hour before the Lakeview incident, Uptown recorded its eighth shooting of the year.

A 15-year-old boy showed up at Weiss Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right cheek around 12:15 a.m., about 15 minutes after shots rang out in the 4400 block of North Racine, according to police.

Witnesses said the gunman fled with three other individuals into a building on the same block.

The victim’s condition was not immediately available.
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