Saturday, September 23, 2017

Man Opens Fire After Disagreement At Wrigleyville Bar; Suspect In Custody

The man opened fire after a disturbance involving a bar in Wrigleyville, police said.
A 29-year-old Woodlawn man pulled out a gun and shot at least four times after having a disagreement with a Wrigleyville bar early Saturday, witnesses and police said. No one was injured.

Cops on patrol reported hearing gunshots and seeing people running for cover near the Clark Street bar strip at 1:18 a.m.

Officers converged on the area and found a man trying to conceal himself next to a parked vehicle, according to Officer Michelle Tannehill of the police department’s Office of Communications. “The offender was uncooperative, at which time it was discovered that he was in possession of a weapon.”

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At least four separate witnesses identified the detained man as the person who opened fire in the 1100 block of West Cornelia. According to multiple sources, the man had either been denied entry to or been removed from a bar on Clark Street .

Police recovered four shell casings from the mouth of an alley west of Clark on Cornelia. It could not immediately be determined what (or who) the man was shooting at.

CWBChicago is withholding the man’s name until charges are finalized. He is expected to appear in bond court on Sunday afternoon.

In 2015, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that authorizes police to immediately and indefinitely close bars in which “illegal discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault or battery, [or] criminal sexual assault [are reported] on the premises or on adjacent property.”
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8 comments:

  1. But but the area near Sox Park is the unsafe stadium area

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  2. Don't go to the South Side, but the area on Clark Street from about Roscoe to about 3800 N is known for the violence, including the shooting of guns to drunk driving and general rowdiness. The police should be on every corner, every night and not turn a blind eye as they have been known to do. Not sure if the bars are paying the police off or the bars are paying Tunney off, and he is holding the police back. In any case, the Cubs park is the Nexus of the problem. Until the politicians clamp down on the lawlessness, this is going to continue to happen. I go out of my way to avoid the area and would advise anyone else to do the same.

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    1. Funny, you mentioned drunk driving. I was watching this incident unfold in front of my apartment. 5 squad cars, 1 tactical unit, and CPD standing everywhere, when along comes some drunk guy and crashes into the back of the tactical unit.

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  3. i don't go to Sox park because the baseball sucks

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  4. The problem is NOT Wrigley. The problem is NOT CPD. The problem is the bars and clubs on Halsted. The problem IS Tunney. The bangers come up from the south side and over from the west side to sell drugs to the tourists and patrons of the Halsted strip. Tunney has done NOTHING to help get more officers. The cops that are assigned to the 19th are not respected, supported or appreciated. The 19th is understaffed and can't get any help.

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    1. Some people in my precinct, which includes the bars on Clark south from Addison, are talking about voting it dry. There are about 750 registered voters in my precinct and if it gets on the ballot and half vote it dry - it is a done deal

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  5. Voting it dry? No thanks.

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  6. they wont close the bar GET REAL!

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