Crime Still Down
- Four people were killed and 22 others were wounded in acts of violence across the city this past weekend.
At least nine people were wounded in shootings Friday afternoon and evening alone.
It was supposed to be a surprise birthday party — complete with friends, family, music and a hired stripper.
But 23-year-old fork lift truck driver Harry Rodriguez’s special day ended instead in blood and gunfire when a masked gunman burst into the party and fatally shot him in the early hours of Sunday.
Shouting “Cobra lovers!” as he opened fire in an apparent reference to the Spanish Cobras street gang, the gunman fired three shots from a rear porch at Rodriguez’s home on the 2000 block of North Leclaire shortly before 2 a.m., relatives said.