|UAW member in 2012|
Chicago May Day Parade
Such is the case with last night's shootings outside a UAW hall in Hegewisch on the Southeast Side near the Indiana border. Hegewisch is not another Englewood.
On the other hand, goonery is an organized labor tradition--even with internecine battles.
From ABC Chicago:
Police say two men were shot and injured outside a union hall at 136th and Torrence following a United Auto Workers 551 leadership election.The shooter is still at large.
Witnesses say a small group of union members from the nearby Ford Plant was arguing about the election and its results, including one person who had a gun. Police say the two mem, ages 40 and 44, were shot in the parking lot shortly before 10 p.m.
The 40-year-old was shot in the left leg and the 44-year-old was shot in the right leg. Both men are expected to be okay.
An employee says the Ford plant was briefly on lockdown as police searched for the shooter.
UPDATE June 8: A south suburban man has been charged in the union hall shooting.
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