Saturday, April 14, 2012

Chicago Shooters Get the Weekend Started Early, Shooting 8 on Thursday Night, Including a 7-Year-Old Girl, Killing 1, While Crime Continues to Drop

By Nicholas Stix

Gangs can’t shoot straight, waste ammo, and hit innocent children—not that it matters to them. Spraying gunfire all over the place is a feature, not a bug to their brand of terror.

It’s gotten so I have to read each of Peter Nickeas’ shooting wrap-ups at least twice, because they all start to blur in my mind.

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7-year-old girl among 8 shot Thursday night, Friday morning
By Peter Nickeas
April 13, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CDT
Chicago Tribune

A 7-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet from a gun fired by a man arguing after a basketball game Thursday, one of at least six overnight shootings in Chicago that left one dead and seven people wounded.

The girl was shot about 7:10 p.m. in the Golden Gate neighborhood, just west of the Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side, in the 13200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue.

Two men were playing basketball nearby and started arguing when one grabbed a gun and opened fire, police said, hitting the child in the thigh but missing the apparent target.

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The girl is in good condition at Metro South Medical Center, police said.

About the same time, three men in a Jeep Cherokee were shot, one fatally, in the 600 block of West 115th Street in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The three were driven to Roseland Hospital after someone shot up their truck.

They were eastbound on 115th Street and pulled up to a stop sign when someone inside a dark sedan pulled alongside and opened fire, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

A 29-year-old man died after getting shot in the back and leg, a 30-year-old man was shot in the right elbow and a third man, 30, suffered a graze wound to the head, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

[Note that none of these guys was particularly young.]

The dead man was in the front passenger seat, Alfaro said. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Lamont Coleman, of the 300 block of West 116th Street. He was pronounced dead at 7:39 p.m., a spokeswoman said.

The driver was the 30-year-old man struck in the right elbow and the other man was in the back seat.

An 18-year-old man was also shot, about 8:16 p.m., in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The shooter was walking down an alley in the 2300 block of North Kostner Avenue when he saw the 18-year-old and shot him, Zala said. The victim is in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Zala said.

The offender fled on foot. The shooting is gang-related, Zala said.

About 10:20 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the 0-50 block of West 108th Street in the Roseland neighborhood and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, Alfaro said. Additional details about that shooting weren't available.

A 41-year-old man was also shot just after midnight in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The victim, who was standing in the 7000 block of South Chappel Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, walked into Jackson Park Hospital with a gunshot wound to his knee, News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

About 5 a.m. Friday, a 21-year-old man was shot by someone in a black SUV on the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the North Side.

The man was walking with another man, News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said, and had met up with two females in the area. After the two females had left, an SUV carrying four males pulled up and someone inside started shooting, police said, hitting one of the men in the ankle. The other male was uninjured.

A "Good Samaritan" brought the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, Perez said.

Perez said the motive for the shooting was uncertain but said that it may have been gang-related.

[“Uncertain,” but “may have been”? Translation: Either Perez was being lazy, and thinking, ‘Well, all of these non-robbery, non-rape shootings are gang-related,’ or he was thinking, ‘A bunch of black guys in an SUV shooting a black guy on the street without being preceded by a visible dispute is a gang m.o.’ If it was the latter, he should have clearly said so.]
Twitter: @peternickeas

[Thanks to reader-researcher “W” for this story.

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“Walter Williams: America's new racists”;

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“Cognitive Dissonance in Chicago: Last Weekend, 20 People were Shot and 5 Killed of All Ages and in All Situations, Yet Crime is Dropping Like a Rock!”;

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“Edward Vincent Hanrahan (1921-2009): He Helped Kill Fred Hampton”;

“Air Conditioner Attacks Chicago Sister, Causing a Brother’s Murder”;

“Lynch Mob of Seven Blacks Rob, and Try to Stomp to Death Raceless 18-Year-Old in Chicago’s Chinatown”;

“DADT/Due Diligence, Diversity-Style: For Years, Illinois State Program Did No Background Checks, and Paid Black Convicted Rapists to be Baby-Sitters”;

“The Black Wall of Silence: Harvey, IL, Police Department Conspired for at Least 14 Years to Protect Black Rapists; County Prosecutor’s Office Had to Raid Local PD, in Order to Rescue Stashed Rape Kits”;

“Video: In Racist Attack in Chicago, Two Huge, Fat, Black Sisters, 17 and 18, Jump Skinny Spanish Girl, 14, in Bio Class, Beat Her for 6-7 Minutes, Leaving Her with a Concussion and Internal Injuries; Frightened, Helpless,White Teacher Does Nothing”;

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“In Chicago: Happy Birthday … You’re Dead!”;

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“The Kelli O'Laughlin Slaying: The Crazy Card, Again”;

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“Federal Judges Thwart Justice, on Behalf of Cop-Killers… Again”;

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“Chicago: Spree-Killer Dante Simmons Murders Troy Cameron, 22, Anton Sanders, 15, Shoots Up Chicago Walgreen’s, City Bus, Then Does Taxpayers a Favor”;

“Chicago: Rogers Park Gang Hit at Traffic Light Claims Lives of Dion Miller and Jonathan Bell; Killings Follow Pair the Previous Night.”;

“Six Shot Saturday Night on Chicago’s South Side; One Dead, as Crime Continues to Drop!”;

“Chicago: Murders Exploded in January, While Overall Crime Died”;

“Rub-Out by Hispanic Gang in Chicago Suburb of North Lake Claims James Romero, 18”;

“Chicago: 8 Shot, 2 Dead, in 7.3 Hours Saturday Night, as Crime Continues to Drop”;

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“In Chicago’s Vibrant Little Village Section, 2 Latin Kings are Accused of Killing Girl, 6, from a ‘Two Six’ Gang Family; Police Cover for One Suspect; Chicago Tribune Turns Hispanic Gangbangers into ‘Teens’;5 Shot within 1 Hour”;

“34 Shot in Chicago Over Weekend: 1/16 Friday Night, 5/12 Saturday Night; as Crime Continues to Plummet”;

“Chicago’s Ultra-Violent Racist Derrick King, Again: Prosecutors Magically Transform Felonies Attempted Robbery and Making Terroristic Threats into ‘Misdemeanor Assault,’ While AOL’s Huffington Post Transforms Two Violent Felony Convictions into ‘Accusations’”;

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