Gentle Giants action for Wednesday in Chicago. 1 killed, 10 others wounded in shootings, including man, 18, hurt near park – Chicago Tribune

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By Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch, Quinn Ford,
Chicago Tribune
contact the reporters Theft Crime Law Enforcement Shootings John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Man shot near Jackie Robinson Park on South Side, 2 shot on 79th Street
One man was killed and 13 other people were injured in shootings in Chicago since Wednesday afternoon, police said.

There was a shooting near Jackie Robinson Park and Mount Vernon Elementary School about 1:10 p.m., said police spokesman Thomas Sweeney.

The victim was shot multiple times in the 10500 block of South Aberdeen Street and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.

A squadrol, an SUV and a squad car sat outside the crime scene: concentric circles of crime scene tape, red and yellow, a blue city recycling bin, and more than a dozen paper and plastic evidence markers.

Police closed Aberdeen Street, adjacent to the school and park, with crime tape circling a tree and traffic sign on the outskirts of the park.

“Whoever did that doesn’t give no care about nobody,” 35-year-old Roderick Hunter said. “To let off that many shots. In broad daylight. Across from the school.”

Hunter was helping move his brother Roosevelt into a house on the block where the shooting happened. They arrived to Roosevelt’s new home to find the crime scene outside. “I’m tired of this (expletive). I have a daughter. This (expletive) has to stop.”

In addition to that shooting, two males were shot, one fatally, on the 2100 block of East 79th Street, Sweeney said.

The shooting happened at 2:19 p.m., said Sweeney, who was unable to immediately provide any other details.

One of the men was a 20-year-old who was shot in the leg, police said. The second man was fatally shot and pronounced on the scene, police said. Those at the scene said the second victim also was 20 years old and family identified him as Drequan Archie.

Two men approached, ski masks and gloves, and opened fire, according to two witnesses who fled the scene and returned later at the request of police. They shot the side of the car and hit Archie in the head and back, the witnesses said.

The man died behind the Tire Shop on 79th Street, on the north side of the street at Clyde Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. The SUV was facing the end of the alley toward Clyde and Archie fell face down, the small of his back showing and his pants sagging a little bit.

Archie had attended Kishwaukee College near DeKalb, according to his sister.

The SUV had just been retrieved from a city auto pound, according to Archie’s sister. The orange sticker stuck to the driver’s side window looked like someone had tried to peel it away.

“I’m hearing gunshots and I’m like, who, ducking behind the counter because I don’t want no bullets to hit me through the window,” neighbor A.J. Lewis, 22, said. “I’m praying to God it’s not people I know. It’s not easy.”

Lewis lives nearby, works nights and grew up in the neighborhood.

“I got nieces that ride bikes out here, I got neighbors with younger kids. The next block over they’re shooting people,” he said, referring to the 7900 block of South Merrill sometimes called “Murda Merrill.”

“It’s just not at night anymore. It’s not about even getting in the house early nowadays because there’s no time limit anymore. They don’t care, they do it in broad daylight, morning, afternoon, night, they don’t care,” Lewis said.

No one is in custody, police said.

In the latest shooting, a 23-year-old man was shot repeatedly in the South Shore neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

The man was shot in the 7600 block of South Oglesby Avenue about 2:05 a.m., police said. The man drove himself to South Shore Hospital and was later transported by paramedics to John H. Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

About two hours earlier, another man was shot just five blocks away, police said.

About 11:50 p.m., a 22-year-old man was walking with four other people northbound on the 7600 block of South Colfax Avenue when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The man was shot in the thigh, and the driver fled northbound. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition stabilized, Gaines said.

Around 11 p.m., a 29-year-old man walked into Loretto Hospital after being shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, Gaines said.

The man told officials he was on a sidewalk in the 4700 block of West Van Buren Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit in the buttocks. He was taken by a family member to Loretto where his condition stabilized, Gaines said.

Less than an hour earlier, a 22-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 10:20 p.m. in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The man was in the front passenger seat of a jeep in the 4000 block of West Addison Street when a male walked up and opened fire.

The man was shot in the right thigh and was driven to the 17th District police station before being taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition stabilized.

Around 10 p.m., a 57-year-old man was shot during a robbery in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, Gaines said.

The man was on a sidewalk in the 5600 block of West Madison Street when he was approached by three people who announced a robbery. The man was shot in the buttocks during the incident and the offenders fled, Gaines said.

The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where his condition was stabilized. It’s unclear what, if anything, the robbers stole. Nobody is in custody as a result of the shooting, Gaines said.

Five minutes earlier, around 9:55 p.m., a 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, Alfaro said.

The two were in a parked car in the 5100 block of South Ada Street when a male offender exited a dark-colored minivan and fired shots, Gaines said.

The man was shot in the arm and the woman was hit in the thigh, buttocks and pelvic area, Gaines said. Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The man’s condition stabilized, and the woman was listed in serious condition.

About 7:20 p.m., two men, ages 20 and 31, were shot in the first block of South Kostner Avenue, near Madison Street. The 20-year-old was stabilized at Mount Sinai, while the other man was shot in the back and being treated at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital.

About 4:45 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of South Karlov Avenue, Alfaro said. The man was in a minivan when someone in another vehicle pulled up nearby and opened fire, striking him the right cheek, Alfaro said. The man was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 4:30 p.m., a male victim suffered a graze wound to the face in a shooting in in the 8900 block of South Exchange Avenue, according to police. The victim was stabilized at Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said.

Tribune reporter Liam Ford contributed

NOT BAD FOR A TUESDAY. MORE GENTLE GIANT ACTION IN CHICAGO: 2 killed, 3 wounded in shootings since Tuesday night – Chicago Tribune

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By Quinn Ford, Peter Nickeas,

Two people were killed and two others were wounded in separate shootings across the city’s South and Southwest sides since Tuesday night.

About 1:15 a.m., a 35-year-old man was standing at a bus stop near Ogden and Western avenues when someone inside a dark-colored SUV pulled up and opened fire on the man.

The 35-year-old was shot in his lower abdomen and was taken John H. Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, said Chicago Police Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.

A police SUV blocked one lane of southbound traffic on Western Avenue to serve as a point to tape off the street corner. A pane of glass from the bus stop had shattered and shards littered the ground on the northwest side of the intersection. A red bag and Dunkin Donuts coffee cup sat on the bus bench behind the yellow tape.

Police said the man had never been arrested in Chicago and had no documented gang affiliations. Someone who saw the shooting provided some information but fled the scene and it’s not clear whether detectives were able to contact him.

About the same time, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the city’s Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

Officers were called to the 5900 block of South Fairfield Avenue at 1:15 a.m. and found the boy lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound to his head, police said.

The teen was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition and was later pronounced dead, police said.

Most recently, a woman was shot in the 100 block of East Garfield Boulevard in Washington Park, police said.

The woman, whose age was not immediately available, was shot in her right calf during an attempted robbery about 3:30 a.m., police said. The woman was taken to St. Bernard Hospital where her condition was stabilized.

Hours earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the city’s Englewood neighborhood Tuesday evening.

About 8:30 p.m., the 18-year-old man was shot in his leg and buttocks in the 5900 block of South Laflin Street, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.

The teen was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, Alfaro said.

Police could not immediately provide details surrounding the shootings.

A 15-year-old boy was shot six times in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood Tuesday evening, authorities said.

The boy was shot in the 600 block of East 133rd Street about 7:50 p.m., police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was listed in critical condition Tuesday night.

Police initially said the boy was shot after getting into a dispute with someone, but later said he was shot after a car pulled up and people inside opened fire.

No one was in custody in the shooting, police said.

At least four other people were shot, one fatally, in shootings across the city since Tuesday morning

MONDAY NIGHT GENTLE GIANTS IN ACTION IN CHICAGO: 4 shot, including boys 13 and 14, in Washington Park neighborhood – Chicago Tribune

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Four people, including two boys, ages 13 and 14, were shot in an attack in the Washington Park neighborhood Monday afternoon, relatives and authorities said.

The four were shot in the 5700 block of South Michigan Avenue about 4:43 p.m., one boy in the left side of the chest, the other boy in the left hand, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

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The boy shot in the chest was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital for treatment, while the other boy was in good condition at a local hospital, Zala said. Relatives and friends at Comer said the two hospitalized there were ages 13 and 14.

Both victims at Comer were in critical condition Monday night, according to a hospital spokesman. Police, who listed the ages of the boys as 14 and 15, said both teens treated at Comer had been shot in the chest

The two others wounded in the shooting were both taken to John H. Stroger Hospital. A 15-year-old boy was treated for gunshot wounds to his wrist and knee and was released from Stroger Monday night. the fourth victim, a 21-year-old man, was shot in his lower back. He was listed in “guarded” condition at Stroger, police said.

The victims were in a vestibule in a building in the area when someone approached and fired shots at them, police said.

Area residents who know some of the victims said they were leaving the apartment building where they were shot when several people entered the building and started shooting.

All four victims know each other, and the younger victims had gotten home from school not long before the shooting, one of those at the scene said.

“Everybody grew up here together. They just got out of school,” said Mysta Turner, 19, who said he knew the victims.

Friends at the hospital said while he was seriously injured, the 13-year-old, who was shot in the arm and shoulder, was awake and alert enough to wave to one of them from his hospital bed.

A step-grandmother and two cousins of the 14-year-old hospitalized at Comer hugged and laughed outside the hospital Monday night around 9 p.m. They found out a half hour earlier that although he had been shot in the chest, he was going to survive.

“My grandson, he made it,” said Charmain Askew.

She said that he is a good student who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“All kids got their ups and downs, but he is a good kid,” Askew said.

The Carter Elementary School student plays running back in football and boxed with the Chicago Boxing Club in Little Village.

While he was shocked his cousin lived, Cornelius Malik El Shabazz, 20, said he wasn’t surprised that he got shot in the city of Chicago.

“You see people get shot every day in the news,” he said. “Except you get numb to it.”

Shabazz said that another of his cousins and a cousin of the 14-year-old, Vaughn Holeman, who is the same age was killed this summer, at 115th Street and Princeton Avenue. He believes Davonte was not the target.

“He’s a great dude,” his cousin, Shabazz said. “I know it’s not (intended) for him. He has too much to offer the world to be taken.”

The shooting took place in an area that is seeing heavy gang conflict involving a gang to which at least three of the victims belong and another gang, according to police, but authorities have not said whether any of those injured were the intended targets.

A Chicago Fire Department spokesman said ambulances had treated victims at the Michigan Avenue location, but referred all calls to police News Affairs.

Check back for updates.

GENTLE GIANTS IN CHICAGO: 3 Killed, 27 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

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A 15-year-old boy shot dead during a robbery attempt was among three people killed and at least 27 others wounded in shootings across the city so far this weekend.
The boy, later identified as Demario Bailey of the 7500 block of South Wabash, was walking with his twin brother in the 0-100 block of West 63rd Street at about 12:40 p.m. Saturday when four people walked up and demanded his jacket, according to the boy’s family, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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A gunman among the four then shot Bailey in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:47 p.m., authorities said.
On Friday evening, a man was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
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At about 7 p.m., 28-year-old Rolando Leon was inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of North Springfield when at least one person walked up and fired shots, authorities said.
He was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:23 p.m., authorities said. Leon lived in the 1200 block of North Springfield.
A child was also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but was not injured, police said.
About two hours before that, a man was shot to death in a drive-by attack in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Tyrece L. Stornes, 27, was outside his home in the 10400 block of South State at about 5 p.m. when someone fired shots at him from a passing vehicle, authorities said.
He was shot in the chest and side and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
A 36-year-old man was shot in the back at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of 111th Street and Vernon Avenue, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
At least 26 other people have been wounded in 19 separate shootings across the city since 10 p.m. Friday.

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MORE GENTLE GIANTS IN ACTION: Unbelievable: Yet Another Bosnian Woman In St. Louis Attacked By Black Males

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By V. Saxena, December 15, 2014.

Oops! . . . It happened again! Yet another Bosnian woman in St. Louis has been attacked by black males, reports CBS St. Louis:

Another attack on a Bosnian woman – this one occurred in south St. Louis County around 10 p.m. Friday.

According to St. Louis County police, the unidentified woman was walking near the corner of Lemay Ferry Road and Lindbergh when she was approached by two black males. They demanded her wallet, and when she handed it over and there was no money in it, they attacked her, knocking her to the pavement and and then running off.

It is unclear at this time if this was a hate crime or a street robbery.

The point is that it is incredibly wrong and unacceptable, regardless of whether it turns out to have been a hate crime or a street robbery. Yet it keeps occurring again and again and again. How many Bosnians have been attacked in the St. Louis area? THREE! One of the victims, Zemir Begic, died.

Everyday I read more and more crap about Mike Brown this, Mike Brown that, but barely anything about the victims of black criminality. That reminds me. According to BizPac Review, “while [Al] Sharpton marched in DC” this past Saturday, this happened:

. . . Demario Bailey, 15, was murdered in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. He and his twin brother, Demacio, were walking to Demacio’s basketball practice when four hoods demanded the teenager’s jacket.

“Some guys came upon him and tried to rob him of his jacket,” said Demario’s aunt, Michelle Fitzpatrick. “Our nephew wouldn’t give up his coat, and they shot him in the chest.”

The shooting happened at 12:40 p.m. on West 63rd Street. Seven minutes later, Demario was pronounced dead.

Furthermore, according to NBC News, a minimum of three were killed and a whopping 27 injured this past weekend in Chicago.


I guess some things will never change . . .

MORE GENTLE GIANTS IN CHICAGO: Cops: At least 1 in custody after DEA agent hit by suspect’s car

I bet you if the DEA agent actually used force and tried to killed the perp, it would be police brutality right?

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At least one man was in custody after an officer believed to be a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent was seriously injured when he was hit by a suspect’s car in the Ashburn neighborhood this afternoon, police said.

Police were called to the area of 8600 South Kedzie Avenue following a report of shots fired about 12:50 p.m., according to Police News Affairs. A man hit by a vehicle was taken from the area of 8200 South Kedzie Avenue to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious to critical condition, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight.

The agent was in good condition this afternoon, police said.

Two people showed up at a local hospital after having been shot, and one of them was identified as the owner of the car used in the attack, police said. That man remained hospitalized but was placed in police custody after being identified as a possible suspect in the attack, police said.

The law-enforcement officer, in his 40s, was intentionally hit by a car and suffered head trauma, but his condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center, police said, citing preliminary information. Several sources said the man injured was a DEA agent, but a DEA spokesman was not immediately able to confirm that information.

The agent fired shots at his attacker, but it was not certain whether the attacker was hit, police said.

The suspect fled north from the scene of the attack.

Chicago Police and officers and agents from numerous other agencies including the DEA searched the area near 7300 South Oakley Avenue after the suspect abandoned his vehicle and ran from the area.

GENTLE GIANTS IN CHICAGO ATTACK Loyola University student shot death block from Rogers Park campus – Chicago Tribune


December 6, 2014, 1:25 PM

A Loyola University student from Pakistan who was shot to death Friday evening when two attackers tried to rob him and his brother in the Rogers Park neighborhood has been identified, authorities said. .

Mutahir Rauf, 23, of the 1400 block of West Pratt Boulevard, was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m. on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.


The shooting happened during an attempted robbery around 7:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Albion Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood, a block away from the university’s campus, said Chicago police spokesman Thomas Sweeney.

The 23-year-old student was walking with his brother in the area when two attackers walked up to them, according to 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore and police. One of the attackers pulled a gun and ordered them to turn over their money, Moore said.

The victim allegedly believed the gun was a toy and reached for it. During the scuffle, the gun went off and the assailant fled, according to Moore.

University officials said police are trying to contact the student’s family at the moment. Once the relatives have been notified, more information would be released, the statement said.