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Two Weekend Shootings On Kenmore Renew Significance Of Today’s ‘National Night Out’

Credit: cbslocal

Credit: cbslocal.com

Two weekend shootings in the 48th Ward occurred over the past weekend. Both ironically happened on the 5000 block of Kenmore Avenue, just two blocks south of Edgewater.

The first shooting was last Friday around 4 a.m. after a physical altercation. A 21-year-old male was shot in the arm.  The second shooting, on Saturday evening around 9 p.m., left a 48-year-old woman with two gunshot wounds to her stomach. Chicago police suspect that Saturday’s shooting was drug-related between individuals who knew each other. Police also believe both incidents were gang related.

I have spoken with the 20th District Commander regarding these incidents,” Osterman said in a statement released yesterday afternoon. “Chicago police have stepped up patrols in the area, and we will be working towards securing the area even further going forward. The police are investigating both of the incidents and are asking for anyone that has any information to please report it to Area North Detectives at 312-744-5277, or Marko Zaric at my office at Marko@48thward.org or 773-784-5722. I ask for your increased awareness regarding potential gang activity. If you see any suspicious activity, people or vehicles in your area, please call 911 to report it.”

These two shootings come the weekend before today’s official National Night Out. The event is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

The 48th Ward will be participating in the National Night Out tonight at Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan Road. Osterman will be on hand at 7 p.m. along with Commander Cornelia Lott from the 20th District to address these incidents and others that have taken place in our Ward.


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