Lower West Side
Police say a girl who claimed to be sexually assaulted Monday has recanted her story.
Two men were killed and five other people — including a man in a wheelchair — were wounded in shootings across the city from Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday.
A blue van pulled up alongside the 19-year-old man as he was walking in the 2200 block of South Oakley Avenue about 11:30 p.m. and someone from inside opened fire.
A resident of the area found the body at 9:23 a.m. in the river in the 2600 block of South Ashland Avenue.
At least 12 people have been wounded in shootings in the city — mainly in the South, West and Near West sides — since Friday. The shooting victims, one of whom was critically wounded, have all been male, between 14 and 49 years old.
Chicago’s lower West side community of Pilsen has a strong Hispanic and artistic presence and is known as an affordable place to raise a family. It’s a great neighborhood to wander around and explore, with loads of public art and storefront galleries…