- Five men were killed and at least 21 were wounded in separate shootings from Wednesday morning to early Thursday.
And it doesn't end after the holiday ended. From our comment section:
- It is 0600 and the animals are still roaming the lakefront in Hyde Park. Promontory Point is loaded up.
The police in 002 had not control last night on the lakefront!
- SCC, 010 is still out of control. We had over 3,000 people in Douglas Park, spilling onto Roosevelt, shutting down major roads and challenging the police all night. At least one taser deployment and a gun recovered.
- ....at least twenty arrested for various indiscretions in 001 and 018. Another gun recovered along the lakefront, this time at 700 N L.S.D. by a gang team.
And now, WBBM is posting that the Police Department has issued a "community alert" for people venturing downtown:
- Police are warning people after a series of overnight downtown robberies over the past two weeks.
The robberies took place between June 20 and 30.
The victims were attacked while walking on the sidewalk and their property forcibly taken by a group of young men.
- Descriptions of the offenders vary, but they have been described as black males in their late teens to early 20s, police said.