Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A Tuesday night in Chicago with MURDER & MAYHEM courtesy of our fine minority violent criminals
ONE MURDERED & ONE SHOT AND WOUNDED AT 5900 South Francisco (Chicago Lawn)
One person was killed and another wounded tonight in a shooting on the South Side in the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said.
As of 8:30 p.m., a body was lying slumped over on a sidewalk near yellow tape in front of a computer repair shop.
The shooting occurred at 6:50 p.m. near the intersection of 59th Street and Francisco Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss. Purkiss said two males were shot, but did not have information saying one had been killed.
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Illegal Beaner Jaime Ruvalcaba 15, fatally wounded in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood shooting
A 15-year-old illegal beaner was fatally wounded this afternoon steps away from his home on the South Side in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Jaime Ruvalcaba of the 1900 block of West 47th Street was pronounced dead at 4:50 p.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The medical examiner's office said he was shot in the same block where he leaves, but preliminary reports from police listed him as being shot in the 4600 block of South Wolcott Avenue.
Ruvalcaba was wounded in his stomach, groin and left arm, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala, citing preliminary information. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital where he later died, Zala said.
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2 People shot including a 61 year old Chicago woman who is in critical condition - Police say it was a gang related shooting and the 2 victims were caught in the crossfire - Nothing to be alarmed about...Just a gang shooting folks!
A 61-year-old woman standing on a street corner was seriously wounded when she was “caught in the crossfire’’ in the South Shore neighborhood, where police say gang rivalries have been flaring.
The woman was shot around 1:40 p.m. at 73rd and Coles streets, according to Grand Crossing District police Sgt. Matt Kolasa. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was reported stable.
Witnesses told police she was an innocent bystander. “She was caught in the crossfire of a shootout,’’ Kolasa said, adding that the gang conflicts have broken out in that area.
A second person was taken to a hospital from the scene, but Chicago Fire Department spokesman Kevin MacGregor did not know why. That person was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with minor injuries, MacGregor said.
Let's not forget our colored suburbs: Man wounded in Calumet Heights shooting
A black man was wounded this afternoon in a shooting on the Far South Side in the city's Calumet Heights neighborhood.
The shooting happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. on the 9200 block of South Marquette Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
The man suffered a wound to his left leg, but there was no immediate information available about his condition, where he was taken for treatment, his age or the circumstances leading up to the attack.