CHICAGO – A man was shot multiple times on the Near West Side early Sunday morning.
Around 2:40 am, police responded to shots fired in the 2200 block of West Walnut Street. On scene, police encountered a shooter who fled in a gray sedan and a 28-year-old male victim that was shot 2-3 times in the back. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
CHICAGO – A teenager was shot while riding in a car Thursday night in Pilsen.
According to police, the 16-year-old victim was in a car traveling in the 2000 block of South Carpenter Street around 8:40 pm. The victim claims he witnessed a man and woman standing on the sidewalk on South Carpenter Street. The man allegedly pulled a gun out of the woman’s purse and opened fire on the vehicle occupied by the victim. The victim was wounded in the neck and taken to an area hospital where he is listed in fair condition.
CHICAGO – US Representative Jesus Garcia announced his campaign Thursday to challenge Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Garcia, 66, joins eleven other candidates looking to defeat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is seeking a second term. Garcia ran against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.
“People are still living paycheck to paycheck. Many live in fear of losing their homes of losing their livelihood, of losing their loved ones. We need and deserve a safer, kinder and more prosperous Chicago for all.” Garcia said in a statement.
Garcia represents the 4th district of Illinois at the federal level.
Lightfoot will face the following candidates: State Rep. Kam Buckner, CPD veteran Frederick Collins, community activist Ja’Mal Green, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, Ald. Sophia King, Ald. Raymond Lopez, Ald. Roderick Sawyer, former CPS CEO Paul Vallas and businessman Willie Wilson.
CHICAGO – Chicago Police have issued an alert about a string of violent armed robberies on Chicago’s West and Northwest Sides
The CPD alert reported that 15 armed robberies have been reported across Humboldt Park, East Garfield Park, and Austin since late October. One victim reported being pistol-whipped during a robbery, while another reported being shot at during another robbery.
CPD reported robberies took place in the following locations:
2:23 am October 21 in the 3400 block of West Huron Street in East Garfield Park
6:50 am October 21 in the 1000 block of North Trumbull Avenue in Humboldt Park
6:55 am October 21 in the 1100 block of North Monticello Avenue in Humboldt Park
7:00 am October 21 in the 1100 block of North Monticello Avenue in Humboldt Park
6:00 am on Oct 26 in the 1000 block of North Lawndale Avenue in Humboldt Park
6:30 am October 26 in the 3500 block of West Thomas Street in Humboldt Park
5:43 am October 29 in the 1000 block of North Central Park Avenue in Humboldt Park
6:00 am October 29 in the 500 block of North Springfield in East Garfield Park
8:00 am October 29 in the 3300 block of West Huron Street in East Garfield Park
8:52 am October 29 in the 3700 block of West Huron Street in East Garfield Park
1:12 am November 4 in the 1000 block of North Pulaski Road in Humboldt Park
1:39 am November 4 in the 700 block of South Cicero Avenue in Austin
9:10 pm November 4 in the 1000 block of North Lawndale Avenue in Humboldt Park
1:30 pm November 6 in the 600 block of North St. Louis Avenue in East Garfield Park
1:50 pm November 6 in the 600 block of North St. Louis Avenue in East Garfield Park