3 Shot In Front Of Lawndale Building

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were shot overnight in the Lawndale neighborhood, in an act of the very kind of gun violence that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is seeking to stop.

Around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, two men and one woman were standing in front of a residential building at 4265 W. Cermak Rd. when an unknown assailant approached on foot and opened fire, police said.

The gunman, who was wearing a black face mask, came from a nearby side street, police said. The victims then fled into the hallway of the residence as the gunman left the scene.

A 25-year-old man suffered three gunshot wounds and was initially taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said. He was shot in the back and leg and is listed in stable condition early Thursday, police said.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm and a 29-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the top of the head, police said. Both were taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

No one was in custody in the incident Thursday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • dg

    Chicago has a violence problem because they have a culture problem – a culture that doesn’t value education, parenting, or personal responsibility. When you have generations of people raised without morals or values, you will have violence – with or without guns.

    • Tyreese

      I agree completely with you, dg. Of course the culture you refer to is the black culture. It is quite pathetic.

    • knappydawg

      DG, that is the best discription of the problem I have heard in a long time. When are the “street protesters” and politions going to get it!! Bigger yet is how to solve the problem?? You cant force people to be “parents” or responsible!! They just complain no one understands, and “woe is me”.

  • Tyrone

    Where ever there are young black men, there will be violence. It’s part of thier nature. Nobody can change that.

    • Bill T.

      Tyrone, best comment I have read. Thanks for saying it like it is. Very well said.

  • Justice...

    DG, best comment I have read…..this doesnt even target a specific race. Well said.

  • Mr. Justice

    good comments everyone! However, keep in mind, that Gun Control will never work. Don’t forget to contact your state representatives and state senators and tell them to vote YES for Conceal Carry here in Illinois. The law abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves. It is the thugs, gang bangers, etc. which always have firearms, that are the problem. OH, and to Justice, stop stealing my name. Get your own.

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