February Catching Up
- Five men were shot -- three of them fatally -- Wednesday afternoon in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.
The shooting happened inside a two-story, multi-unit residential building in the 3900-block of South Albany Avenue just before 3 p.m. Wednesday. The victims were inside the home when an unknown male walked inside and began shooting, police said.
A police source said the shooting appeared to be related to drugs. No one was in custody Wednesday night.
On the other side of things, an arrest in the killing of one child:
- The 19-year-old charged in the shooting death of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes opened fire because he saw people he didn't think belonged in the neighborhood, police said Wednesday.
Takiya was struck by a stray bullet Saturday night and died Tuesday.
Prosecutors say 19-year-old Antwan Jones was aiming at rival gang members selling marijuana in his neighborhood when 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was hit in the head by a stray bullet.
But, as one commentator pointed out, selling weed is a "non violent" so this can't possibly be true.