Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of sexual assaults on the South Side, sources tell CBS 2.
Residents of the Roseland and Washington Heights neighborhoods held a town-hall style meeting today to discuss the search for the serial rapist who attacked two women and a young girl on Wednesday morning and attempted to attack another girl, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The Guardian Angels were out in the Washington Heights neighborhood Friday morning, trying to help police catch a serial rapist who attacked two women and a teenage girl on Wednesday, and nearly attacked an 11-year-old girl.
Police have resumed searching for a man suspected of raping two women and a teenage girl in Washington Heights early Wednesday, and hiding in another girl’s closet, after determining a “person of interest” they were questioning was not responsible for the crimes.
All of the attacks happened within a three-block radius in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
The man and woman were walking outside a gas station in the 8900 block of South Ashland Avenue around 2 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored sedan driving by opened fire.
The man was driving eastbound in the 900 block of West 96th Street about 9:40 p.m. when someone inside a black SUV pulled up next to him and fired shots into the van.
The 18-year-old woman was walking with a male friend in the 1000 block of West 97th Street about 2:50 p.m. when she heard shots and realized she had been hit.
The father of a 3-month-old Washington Heights boy who died Sunday has been arrested in connection with the infant’s death, police said.
The state Department of Children & Family Services and Chicago Police are investigating the death of Tayshaun Dyson, who was found unresponsive at his home in the 8900 block of South Throop Street.
Preston Smith said he didn’t see it coming when Anthony Metcalf, his friend and neighbor of 30 years, slashed his hand with a chainsaw early Wednesday.
A 50-year-old man accused of attacking his longtime friend and neighbor with a chainsaw was taken into custody overnight.
The two men – who have been neighbors for about 30 years – were arguing around 1 a.m. near 103rd and Carpenter streets when one of them picked up a chainsaw.
The most recent fatal shooting happened a few minutes before 10 p.m. Sunday night in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
The shooting happened about 9:53 p.m. near 93rd and Elizabeth streets.
The first shooting of the evening happened about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, when two men were shot while at a stoplight in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.
A man who was shot to death while driving was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of a car after striking a planter box in the Washington Heights neighborhood late Thursday.
The most recent shooting occurred in South Chicago, when two people were wounded by gunfire in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue about 6:35 a.m.
For the first time this summer, workers are spraying on the Northwest and Southwest Sides because mosquitoes there tested positive for the illness. But some residents say they weren’t notified about the spraying, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.
Now that mosquitoes in portions of the northwest and southwest sides have tested positive for the West Nile virus spraying will take place overnight.