Sunday, May 20, 2012

CHICAGO: One dead, five shot & wounded in shooting outside Far South Side colored birthday party

One person was murdered and five others were shot and wounded early Saturday when a gunman walked up and opened fire at a crowd outside on the Far South Side.

The shooter, an unknown Negro male, walked up to a group on a porch in the 11600 block of South Peoria Avenue and opened fire at 2:28 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The wounded were among a crowd gathered for a birthday party on the porch, Calumet District police said.

Paramedics took Melvin Jacobs, 23, to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Melvin lived in the 16200 block of South Paulina Street in south suburban Markham, the medical examiner’s office said.

A 32-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

Another man, 26, was also taken to Christ Hospital for a gunshot wound to the right thigh while a third man, 25, was shot in the back and taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Zala said.

A woman, 37, was shot in the thigh and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Zala said. The second woman suffered a graze wound to her back and refused medical attention.

The shooter fled without birthday cake and was not in custody as of Saturday night.


Anonymous said...

Dey wus playin "Pin da tail wit da stinky unwashed cock" and somebody farted!

Anonymous said...

We is just par-tay-ing! Woo-woo!

I Voted For Obama said...

Besides that little problem, how was the party?