Four Dead Wednesday Night
- warm weather approaching - check
- manpower stretched to the limit - check
- weekend - wait a minute...it's Wednesday night?
A motorist was shot in the back of his head and killed Wednesday night as he drove into an intersection in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.
Robert Murray, believed to be in his 20s, was shot shortly before his vehicle crashed into another vehicle at West 70th and South Sangamon Streets. Police said it wasn't immediately clear if the person who shot him was inside or outside the car.
- Two men were slain Wednesday in separate shootings not far from each other on the West Side, officials said.[...] More than eight hours earlier, 24-year-old Juan Hernandez, of Cicero, was shot in the 4400 block of West Augusta Boulevard.
Willie Parker, 38, was shot by at least one occupant of a passing vehicle about 5:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Monticello Avenue, officials said.
A 37-year-old Chicago man was shot and killed while changing a tire Wednesday night at a South Side gas station, officials said.
Lamont Johnson, of the 7800 block of South Calumet Avenue, pulled up in his vehicle to a Marathon gas station near East 79th Street and South King Drive about 10:10 p.m.
So who are you going to believe - a superintendent who has no idea about big city policing but says everything is hunky-dory...
...or the dead bodies showing up at the morgue on a cool Wednesday night?