One Warm Day...
Who could have seen this coming?
- Two people were killed, including a teen, and three other people were wounded in three separate shootings within minutes across the city this afternoon on one of the warmer days so far this year.
Police had few details on the shootings, which all occurred in a 15-minute span after 3 p.m.
Two 18-year-olds were wounded in what police described as a drive-by shooting about 3:15 p.m. outside a public library near 79th Street and King Drive.
About 10 minutes before, a 30-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the 3300 block of West Madison Street, according to police. The victim, whose identity was not being released pending the notification of his family, was pronounced dead within the hour at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.
Two men in their 20s were also wounded in gunfire in the 200 block of North Karlov Avenue around the same time, according to police. One of those men was wounded in the hand and the other suffered a graze wound to the chest.
So what do you believe now? The contention that everything is fine at the District level with adequate staffing and 13,500 officers maintaining the peace? Or your own lying eyes?
Watch yourselves - it's going to be warm today, too.