Friday, July 9, 2010

Three Uptown Shootings, One Fatal, In 24 Hours

Yet another Uptown shooting on July 7 to report. We note it today for the record. This shooting is one of at least three within a 24-hour period. Around 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, a man was fatally shot in the back at Clarendon Park. Three hours later, at 4:35 a.m., four shots were fired at man in his vehicle around 4700 N. Winthrop; he was not injured. Then, as reported by CBS2 Chicago, a man was hit by gunfire in the 1400 block of W. Montrose at 6:25 p.m. Quoting from CBS2 Chicago: A man was shot and wounded Wednesday night [July 7] in the Uptown neighborhood, outside the iconic Graceland Cemetery. The 29-year-old man was walking in the 1400 block of West Montrose Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain about 6:25 p.m., police said. The shooting happened outside the north end of Graceland Cemetery, 4001 N. Clark St. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen area and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was in stable condition Wednesday night, police said. The gunman is not known and there were no reports of anyone in custody Thursday morning.... NOTE: CBS2 contradicted itself and showed its lack of familiarity with the neighborhood by giving the 4001 N. Clark address (map) and also saying that the shooting "happened outside the north end of Graceland Cemetery." The 4001 N. Clark address that CBS2 gave is at N. Clark and W. Irving Park Road, which is seven blocks south of the shooting scene in "the 1400 block of West Montrose Avenue." ANOTHER NOTE: Where were the "positive loiterers," and do they really think that loitering positively on one corner will stop violence in any neighborhood?