Friday, June 19, 2015

Chiraq: 3 dead and at least 17 wounded since Thursday night

The joy from yesterday's Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade didn't spread to Chicago's South Side.

From the Chicago Tribune:
Three men were killed and at least 17 people have been wounded in shootings since Thursday evening across the city’s South Side, police said.

Nine people were shot in the Englewood neighborhood, and two fatal shootings happened within a mile of each other in the Chatham neighborhood.

Around 9:50 p.m., a 43-year-old man died after being shot in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The man was wounded while walking near his home in the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue, police said. He was hit in the abdomen, chest and hip and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, police said.
Englewood is where Spike Lee is filming his "Chiraq" movie. City officials are angry with Lee, telling him his film will portray Chicago in an inaccurate light. .

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