Where are Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and DOJ Eric Holder? Man killed, 9 hurt in Chicago shootings and it’s only Friday

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By Chicago Tribune

A 36-year-old man was killed and at least 10 other people were hurt in city shootings late Friday and early this morning, according to authorities.

The fatal shooting happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday in the 5400 block of South Damen Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

Police called to the scene found the man on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, Gaines said. The man was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County soon after.

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Police blocked Damen north of West Garfield Boulevard after the shooting as detectives investigated. An investigator placed about 20 yellow evidence markers in the street, most or all labeling the location of shell casings.

The shooting happened just north of two gas stations, on a largely residential block. The street has one lane in each direction, with an adjacent bike lane and also a lane for parking.

A detective at the scene said investigators declined to comment on a possible motive for the shooting.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

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In the most recent shooting, a 28-year-old man was shot at least twice in the back about 5:10 a.m. Saturday in the 2600 West 65th Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.

The man was outside when someone stepped out of a vehicle and started shooting, police said. The 28-year-old managed to flee to the 6500 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, where he collapsed. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

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Earlier this morning, a 47-year-old woman was shot and critically injured about 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning as she sat in a vehicle in the 8100 block of South Muskegon Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The woman was taken to Stroger hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the side, police said.

In other shootings since late Friday:

• About 1:45 a.m. Saturday, a 32-year-old man was shot in the arm as he rode in a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Archer Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The man was taken to Holy Cross hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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• A 34-year-old man was critically injured in the 10900 block of South Racine Avenue in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, Gaines said. The man was taken to Stroger hospital after the shooting, which happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Gaines said. The man was uncooperative with police.

• About 9 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 10000 block of South Avenue M in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, Gaines said. The man was walking when a red SUV pulled up, occupants flashed gang signs and someone stepped out and started shooting, according to police. The 26-year-old was hit in the back and brought himself to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

• Also about 9 p.m. Friday, a 32-year-old man was shot in the finger in the 4600 block of West Van Buren Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.The man was taken to Loretto Hospital, where he was expected to be treated and released.

• About 8:15 p.m. Friday, two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of South Throop Street in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side when someone in a passing vehicle started shooting, police said. The older man, 22, was hit in the thigh and taken to Stroger hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The younger man, 19, was hit in the leg, according to police. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Police said a shooter had approached on foot and that the men had been outside.

• A 23-year-old man was shot about 7:05 p.m. Friday in the foot on the 9100 block of South Yates Boulevard in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The man was reportedly sitting on a resident’s porch when an occupant of a black SUV began shooting. The victim’s condition was stabilized at Advocate Trinity Hospital.

• A 28-year-old man was wounded about 7:05 p.m. Friday after a shooting reported in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side. Zala said the victim reported he was standing on a corner in the first block of East 101st Street, when he felt pain and realized he’d been shot in the buttocks. The man’s condition was stabilized at Trinity Hospital.

Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police in Chicago

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(STMW) – A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side.
Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago police. He was also issued three traffic citations.
Someone called police after seeing a “suspicious person” driving a silver Pontiac southbound in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at 9:18 a.m. with an ISIS flag waving out the window, according to a police report.
Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver took off, according to the report. The officers called for assistance, and another officer pulled the vehicle over after it went through several red lights.
The man told police during his arrest that there was a bomb in the car and he would detonate it if they searched the vehicle, according to the report.
A bomb squad, the FBI and Homeland Security responded to the scene and searched the vehicle, but no bomb was found, authorities said.
Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Karakrah held on a $55,000 bond Thursday. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 3.

Where are Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, DOJ, and Eric Holder? In Chicago today, 4 shot outside Pizza Hut: ‘I heard a bunch of gunshots, people screaming’


By Adam Sege,
Tribune reporter

Four shot on South Side: ‘Common in our neighborhoods right now’
Serenity Marie’s bus was at a stoplight on Stony Island when she heard a quick burst of gunfire just outside her window.

“I saw cars heading into the parking lot and I heard a bunch of gunshots, people screaming and cars speeding and swerving to get out of the area,” said Marie, 22. “It is a blessing that everyone survived.”

Police say four people were hit as they stood in the parking lot of a Pizza Hut at 67th Street and Stony Island Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Monday. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the thigh; a woman, 22, was wounded in the neck; another woman, 18, suffered a graze wound to the stomach; and a man, 26, was shot in the leg.

Their conditions were all stabilized, according to police.

The shots were fired from a white car as it sped past the Pizza Hut and other stores in a strip mall. Police said the victims were not affiliated with gangs, and investigators were unsure of a motive. Two of the victims worked at the Pizza Hut, police said.

Marie said she didn’t see the gunman’s car but saw people get shot. “It was very disturbing to witness something like that, but that’s usually something common in our neighborhoods right now,” she said.

From his home across Stony Island from the Pizza Hut, real estate investor Mark J. Wallace said he heard 10 to 15 gunshots.

After police secured the scene, Wallace walked to the grassy median and watched detectives search for evidence. Police used yellow evidence markers, orange cones and index cards to mark 9 mm shell casings on the ground.

The shooting saddened Wallace, who works in real estate and also hosts a twice-weekly radio show devoted to issues in the news.

“We’re outraged about police officers shooting,” Wallace said. “But we’re having daily shootings here in our cities, and there doesn’t seem to be the same kind of outrage about that. I think we should have just as much outrage about what’s happening daily in our communities.”


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With President Obama expected to announce executive action on immigration reform soon, Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez says he is telling people to “get ready.”
“It’s music to my ears that someone would have a source at the White House that say it’s 5 million. Let me just say, tomorrow, the next day, and all of this week we’re getting ready,” he said.
Gutiérrez appeared on MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart after MSNBC senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing said that senior White House officials expect Obama to grant executive amnesty to around 5 million illegal immigrants after his European trip to Estonia and Wales next week.
Reports have indicated that the executive action President Obama is planning to make by the end of summer could legalize some 5 million undocumented immigrants.
According to Gutiérrez, such a move would be “huge” and will require a lot of work.
“If it is 5 million, Jose, then that would be five times as many as when the president freed the dreamers from deportation, when he instituted [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] in June of 2012. When he said we’re not going to deport anymore immigrants that arrived here as children and you saw how was it, Jose, that our community was ill prepared,” the Illinois Democrat said.
“The structures were not in place to help those people,” he continued. “So I’ve been going around meeting with major news organizations, newspaper editorial boards, columnists and others here in Chicago for the last three weeks telling them we have get prepared as a city. And prepare a model for the nation because when 5 million people are allowed the opportunity to come out from under the shadows and into the light of day and get legalized, it’s going to take a lot of work and a lot of capacity of our community but I’m really looking forward to that challenge.”
Gutiérrez, along with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, gave Obama a wish list of executive actions and urged Obama to legalize all of the illegal immigrants that would have qualified under the Senate’s amnesty bill.
After meeting with Obama at the White House to urge him to be as “broad and generous” as possible with his executive amnesty, Gutiérrez assured La Raza month that Obama assured him he would take steps to “stop the deportation of our people.”
Tony Lee contributed reporting.