Chicago police officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood, although some residents said police shot an unarmed man during a memorial for a friend who died in a crash three years ago.
Just before 8 p.m., a 45-year-old woman was walking with the boy in a stroller and a girl on foot near Gertrude and Morgan streets, according to a statement from Elgin police. An unmarked white cargo van made a U-turn and pulled up to them, and a man got out and tried to take the boy.
Chicago Police were searching for two men who fled the scene after their car was involved in a crash that killed a 59-year-old woman about a block away from her home in Pilsen.
About 8:40 p.m., the two — ages 14 and 15 — were in the 5800 block of South Morgan Street when two other males rode past on bicycles, police said. One of the two bike riders stopped, turned around and shot the two teens.
Two children were among three people injured in a house fire Monday morning in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
A 17-year-old boy and a 45-year-old man were talking outside when an SUV drove past, and someone inside fired shots, police said.
About 4 p.m. Tuesday, 29-year-old Kashif Tillis was in a vehicle in the 7200 block of South Morgan Street when a black coupe pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking him several times.
About 10:20 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3000 block of South Morgan Street for a garage fully engulfed in flames, Steger Fire Chief Nowell Fillion said. The fire also spread to two homes — heavily damaging one and causing exterior damage to the other.
Louis Winn, 56, was stabbed in the chest at his home in the 10000 block of South Morgan Street at 9:10 p.m.
Most recently, a bullet grazed a man’s head after a robbery in the Englewood neighborhood.
The man, 25, was standing outside in the 5600 block of South Morgan Street shortly after 2 a.m. when four males, one of whom had a gun, approached him and tried to rob him,
The woman, 22, was walking on the sidewalk in the 12700 block of South Morgan Street about 12:30 p.m. when she “heard shots and felt pain.”
Police found a 25-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds in the 6100 block of South Morgan Street shortly after 1 a.m.
Marcus Gaiter, 25, was sitting in a vehicle with another person in the 8600 block of South Morgan Street about 9:45 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain.
Police said the driver appeared to be drunk when he struck a 2-year-old girl who was walking with her grandmother, who was pushing a stroller carrying another child.
All students were safely evacuated from Higgins Elementary School at 11710 S. Morgan St.
One teen, a 16-year-old boy, was in the 1700 block of West 71st Street in the West Englewood about 7:55 p.m. when a group of males approached him and demanded the bicycle he was riding.
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Gresham District officers were patrolling in a squad car when they heard shots fired and saw a weapon being thrown from a vehicle, and gave chase.