just talked to police on bike at wolcott/oakdale. hispanic male. 20 - 30 yo. basball hat. hoodie. jeans. medium build. bit on stocky side. police think he has left neighborhood. in addition to helicopter, they swept three block radius with dogs....and, obviously massive police presence. police said there will be increased police presenc in neighborhood today.
No there is one on loose. They tried to hijack a car by clyborne and elston. Chase took place all the way here and crashed. They had 3 guns and they shot at people and wven someone in a house so lock up
Not a hit & run as some are reporting. It started in the Austin community with state troopers getting involved. Car slammed into a pickup truck, leaving one of the suspects in critical condition. Link: http://patch.com/A-0Yhj
@Alison and Aizmer....not what the police man on the bike told me. This is outrageous stuff. Such a great urban family neighborhood.....perhaps, not for long. I just posted on Rahm's FB page, regarding the this incident and recent massive increase in crime. Perhaps if enough of us post on FB and other social media, we can actually make a difference in our fantastic neighborhood!
January 10, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Police say shots were fired from a vehicle that sped through several neighborhoods before crashing in Chicago's North Side Lakeview neighborhood near the intersection of Paulina and School. .....
The police also informed the school that both people had been apprehended. I don't think they would do that unless it was all clear to let the kids on the playground again. I wonder if we are seeing an uptick in crime now because District 19 has moved to Addison? It's still a great neighborhood!
The ABC News story says "Officers say the driver sped through the Humboldt Park neighborhood, where the vehicle was spotted by Illinois State Police. Officers say they did not give chase because it was a dangerous pursuit." Um, what? Officers don't chase a speeding car because it's too dangerous? I thought that was all in a day's work.
Hey Steve. Aware that it was city wide chase. Suppose it's true that it could have ended anywhere. Sadly, that doesn't make me feel safer. Just saying. Also, thought I saw a post somewhere that there is a CAPS meeting tonight.....can anyone confirm that? If so, do you know where it is? Thanks.
KTH police do not do high speed chases to make bystanders safe. A co-worker was killed while he was sitting at the Hyde Park exit from LSD just waiting for a light, the police were chasing someone in a stolen car. The car would have been a rusted out piece of junk by now, my co-worker is still dead.
There is a meeting tonight, but it's for the area east of Lincoln. Not sure if they're going to have any details since they prepare stats/info for their own beat. Next one for this area is Jan 16 at 7pm at Revere Park.
I just spoke to a friend who is a Chicago Detective. He confirmed there were 3 suspects, 2 caught at the scene and 1 still at large. He's a hispanic male with a history of carjacking. I don't know why the police are telling schools everything is safe. Let's just hope this guy has gotten far away from Lakeview.
I agree, I plan on going to the CAPS meeting to find out why they would do so. Additionally, shouldn't there be a system in place to notify schools in the area when kids are on the playground and there is an armed gunman running around!