Friday, November 03, 2017

Man Dead After Triple-Shooting Inside Uptown Starbucks; 12-Year-Old Boy Also Shot

One man is dead and two others, including a 12-year-old boy, are hospitalized after they were shot inside an Uptown Starbucks Thursday evening. No one is in custody.

The Starbucks is located near the Aragon Ballroom and Green Mill Tavern. | Google

Around 8:10 p.m., a man ran into the coffee shop at 4753 North Broadway with a masked gunman close behind. The second man opened fire, killing the man he had been chasing and striking the other two victims.

28-year-old Sauvignon Watkins of the Chatham neighborhood was pronounced dead at the scene.

Watkins
In the seconds after the shooting, a woman ran into the coffee shop, snatched up the injured boy, and drove him to nearby Weiss Hospital, a witness said. He was later transferred in good condition to Lurie Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right groin area.

A 24-year-old man was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He is listed in serious condition.

Standing steps from landmarks like the Green Mill Tavern and Aragon Ballroom, Town Hall District Commander Marc Buslik said that Watkins and the shooter had been involved in a drug deal nearby.

Police were seeking to identify the gunman who was last seen running south on Broadway, Buslik said. Witnesses described the offender a black man in his 20’s who is shorter than 6-feet tall and was wearing black pants, a black jacket, and a face mask.

Detectives are also trying to determine if a black four-door vehicle that sped from the scene was used in the attack.

Police records show that Watkins, a convicted gun offender, had been arrested in Uptown six times since 2014.

CWBChicago is withholding the names of the two survivors; however, we can report that all three victims have different last names.

Thursday’s shooting was the second this week in Uptown to record multiple victims. Two people were shot early Wednesday in the 4600 block of North Greenview. That incident has connections to a North Side rapper, according to CWBChicago sources.

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34 comments:

  1. They don't care where they shoot.....innocent people standing by are just in the way. Plus the arrest records...wow.

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  2. real strong gun laws? Should have real strong criminal jail sentances

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  3. How about a mandatory 2 year sentence for any crime committed with a gun (with no credit for time served or time off for good behavior or run concurrently with other sentence).
    Rob a store = 6 month probation + 2 years.
    Mug 25 people = 25 concurrent 1 year sentences + 2 years.
    And if you pull the trigger then its 5 years.

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    1. Look up Project Exile

      Mandatory fed 5 year sentence for gun crimes. It worked.

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    2. Way too lenient. If people are serious about putting an end to gun crime, make it a minimum of 10 years for any crime committed with a gun.

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  4. It's unfortunate that 2 innocent bystanders were caught in the crossfire. We need the return of more aggressive policing. The corners of Broadway and Wilson are known areas for drug dealings, but the police can't touch them until someone calls it in. That is no way to root out the problem. Empower the police to stop and harass the drug dealers!

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    1. I don't think they were innocent bystanders - the one man was part of the drug deal and the 12 year old was waiting for them in Starbucks, from what I have read.

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    2. "the 12 year old was waiting for them in Starbucks, from what I have read."
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      That information is false. Yes, it was reported elsewhere. Police today said he was an innocent bystander.

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    3. Only innocent if they didn't vote Democratic. I'll admit kid might be innocent but how about his parents.

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  5. like the law in Florida, Mandatory 5, 10, life for any crime committed with a gun. No parole. but our politicians like to brag about the reduction of our inmate population

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    1. Exactly. Get tough on gun offenders, not gun owners.

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    2. Wow enlightened sentencing. That's right Florida is a Republican state, that's the difference. Chicagoans should give Republicans a chance, what have you got to lose.

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    3. Speaking of Republicans, is it just a coincidence that the neighborhood with the lowest crime rate (I believe)is the one with the only Republican alderman in Chicago?

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    4. You have to start a 3 strikes and you're out petition. Anybody up to that?

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  6. How about the emergency rooms refuse service to gang members?

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  7. So has Uptown "turned around" yet? Still waiting myself.

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    1. I've heard that for 40 years...anyday now.

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    2. Once that Wilson Station is fully renovated and more of those "artists" move into the area everything will be peachy again there like in the Roaring 20's. Just wait and see.

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    3. How long until this Starbucks closes?

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  8. Rahm's on top of this, right?

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    1. Right, cheering all the way to reelection.

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  9. When we do missions in these areas people were complaining that resources were being wasted in weed selling. I said innocent would be caught in the cross fire. It doesn't matter what is being sold out on the street. The sale of drugs always leads to violence and innocent people being hurt.

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  10. Another day, another Rahmicide in Chicago. Sad.

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  11. Been arrest 6 times in uptown. The problem is not Police or Aggressive Policing. Judges are the problem. Cop catch and Judges release.

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  12. No such thing as 4600 n greenview

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    1. No such thing as 4600 n greenview
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      The story says 4600 block of North Greenview. It *does* exist.

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  13. So you think I that jail is a deterrent? The US has the highest per-capita citizen incarceration in the world. And how is strong sentences (notice I spelled that correctly) going to stop all these criminals walking into gun shows and buying guns?

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    1. The shooting in Uptown don't walk into gun shows and buy guns...

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    2. wow...how pathetic. Try doing a little research before you sound stupid. Criminals cant walk into “gun shows”and buy guns. Where the hell do people get this stuff ?

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    3. Build more jails, lock up more criminals, execute the worst ones. Problem solved.

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    4. Yes..jail is a deterrent. If Watkins had been in jail for his prior crimes, he wouldn't have murdered two people in Starbucks. It's really not that hard to understand...kind of like 1+1=2. Amazing that some people are unable to grasp it.

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    5. It is. If prisons are overcrowded, build more prisons.

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    6. Incarceration is not a deterrent for certain types of people, but it does temporarily remove them from society. If you do this to enough criminals, crime goes down because they can't commit crimes from their cell.

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    7. If they are kept in prison, they won't be able to go to gun shows.

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