CHICAGO (CBS) – A person of interest is being questioned in connection with a shooting in the Uptown neighborhood that left one man dead and another wounded.
On Thursday morning, a 27-year-old man was being held in the slaying, but had not been charged, police said.
Responding officers found a man identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Brian Green, age unknown, dead on the scene and 20-year-old man shot in the hand, police said.
The man who survived suffered a graze wound to the finger and he refused medical treatment and was not hospitalized, police and fire officials said.
The Medical Examiner’s office said Green was shot in the chest.
On the Uptown Update blog, neighbors report safety issues and problems with gang activity near the crime scene. They say the problem is particularly severe about a block away from the crime scene in a building at 4520 N. Malden St., and at the Sunnyside Mall, a two-block strip of Sunnyside Avenue that is closed to vehicular traffic between Magnolia Avenue and Beacon Street.
Another shooting at Montrose and Magnolia terrified neighbors and families out trick-or-treating for Halloween last year. At 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 of last year, two 17-year-old boys and a 13-year-old boy were shot and wounded. Children were left crying and scared as people went scurrying for cover after the shooting.
Police records show that the 2010 murder rate in the Town Hall District, where the homicide occurred, was up 400 percent from 2009, according to Michael Carroll, a Chicago Police officer running for alderman to replace the retiring Helen Shiller (46th.)
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.