2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Gunshots and car speeding away?

My Husband and I were woke up about 5am this morning (9/24/2017) by the sound of about six gun shots followed by a car screeching away in the area of Kimball and Sunnyside.

We reported it to the police, but I never heard sirens or anything so I guess no one got shot, or it just wasn't important. But I guess since there is a police camera on the corner of Kimball and Sunnyside they were able to check without sending a car out?

Did anyone else in the area hear this?

  • Jenn Albany Park since 2005

    I never call things in anonymously, less likely to be ignored or put to the back of the list.

  • VPGirl New to AP

    Portage, please show me where that is the message...that anyone has said that when they kneel that means that 'police stand down or else get sued, suspended, or fired'. If you don't know what the reasoning is, don't make up stuff.

Sep 17

Updated 5 days ago

Shooting

I just moved to the neighborhood on Friday and witnessed my first shooting tonight while walking my dog near Jensen park. Is this common?? I'm freaked out because I was only a few feet away from 3 bullets. I really hope it was just an isolated incident.

  • There were 2 cars on the northeast corner of the park and 2 guys ran right passed me and my dog right after we heard the shots. I was so shaken up I didn't have time to process what the cars and the guys looked like. All I was focused on was getting us to safety right away.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    I wish the city would put up neighborhood watch photos/sketches and descriptions of the all these azz wholes on light polls like they use to.

Sep 07

Updated Sep 18

Bike theft, tire slashing, and late night confrontation in one week: Lawerence/Lawndale

Not a good week- caught a bike theft in action (5 am Saturday) but was unable to prevent a quick saw and run. Had tires slashed Thursday night from a parking spot, and last night two men confronted our roommate around midnight in an alley. They just grabbed him (no weapon or theft) and yelled before he broke away.

We moved here two months ago...welcome to the neighborhood?

  • I'm sorry that happened to you guys. Have you thought about attending a CAPS meeting? I'm sure someone can tell you where and when. Good luck!

  • Kat Homeowner

    eyeinthesky - I think that could be a good theory, except our roommate is super nice and easy going and we have known him for years :) Tami* - good idea - we will check that out! I think it was a bad week and some rookie mistakes were made by leaving the bike out in such an easy to watch place and not being alert at night. We will be more vigilant.

Sep 12

Updated Sep 12

Three Recent Robberies

ALBANY PARK — Victims have been robbed at gunpoint three times in recent weeks in Albany Park by a group of men wearing hoodies and bandanas to cover their faces, according to a community alert issued by police.

Three to four suspects were involved in each of the robberies. They are described as black males, wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas. In one incident, they fled in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Honda, and in another in a maroon car...

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ALBANY PARK — Victims have been robbed at gunpoint three times in recent weeks in Albany Park by a group of men wearing hoodies and bandanas to cover their faces, according to a community alert issued by police.

Three to four suspects were involved in each of the robberies. They are described as black males, wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas. In one incident, they fled in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Honda, and in another in a maroon car with tinted windows, possibly a Chevy Impala, police said.

The robberies took place:

• 2900 Block of West Sunnyside Avenue, Aug. 19 at 11:50 p.m.

• 4400 Block of North Sacramento Avenue, Aug. 24 at 10:16 p.m.

• 3400 Block of West Sunnyside Avenue on Sept. 1 at 3:30 a.m.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact detectives at 312-744-8263.

Source: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170912/albany-park/armed-robbers-bandanas-strike-three-times-albany-park-police-warn

    Armed Robbers In Bandanas Strike Three Times In Albany Park, Police Warn
    ALBANY PARK - Victims have been robbed at gunpoint three times in recent weeks in Albany Park by a group of men wearing hoodies and bandanas to cover their faces, according to a community alert issued by police. Three to four suspects were involved in each of the robberies.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Nick in Irving Park Condo Owner

    Do you know how to make a comment that makes sense? Or, are you just trolling? If so, your comments are not nearly as clever as you may think.

  • You can't make sense out of my comments? Not sure what trolling is but if it means making clever comments yeah I guess it is a clever idea to mute someone who you can't makes sense of or want to control.

Sep 10

Updated Sep 10

Shots Fired??? Just now

I just heard 4 pops then about half a minute of silence then 4 more pops, definitely gun shots and immediate pilice activity. I would say between Cullom and Montrose and kimball and Central Park. Anybody else???

Sep 03

Updated Sep 06

Shots fired

3 9mm shots fired from a mini van in front of my house. Happened at 0620.

  • ward, you working with the cpd on that? pretty quick and smart to get a pic of the vehicle. nice work.

  • Thanks, Officer Fife.

Aug 19

5 Shots Fired at Ainslie & Troy - 3:35 a.m., Sat. 8/18/17

Did anyone else call this in? Any further info on what happened?

Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Gunshots in the Avers/Springfield & Argyle vicinity

Did anybody hear five LOUD gunshots tonight (Sun. Aug. 13) at approx. 10:30 pm in this vicinity? Definitely not fireworks. It sounded almost explosive, but I'm 99.9 percent positive they were gunshot "pops." I called 911 to report it, but haven't heard anything.

  • Man, if those shots were at 4628 N. Central Park then they were LOUD, because it sounded like someone was banging on my back door in the Argyle/Avers vicinity.

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    I hear loud slow pops

Aug 06

Updated Aug 08

How is the area around w. ainslie and n hamlin ave?

Hello, I was wondering how the neighborhood is around this area in terms of safety? Im currently living in Rogers Park which is a bit sketchy but never made me feel unsafe. Im looking at a few apartments in this area that look really nice. Just thought Id get some insight from people who live here.

  • PT

    Wow thanks to everyone for your insight! It sounds like a great neighborhood you have. Hopefully I'll be able to find an apartment. Ive got a few renters who ive emailed already. If anyone has a recommendation for a 2 bedroom at $1300 or below a month, please let me know. Thanks again everyone!

  • Shooting at 4400 n Whipple over the weekend. Drive around your proposed new neighborhood and look for gang "tags". That has always been a good guide for me.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 05

Gunshots Whipple and sunny side 130am called it in

Anyone else . Haven't seen police after about 10 minutes so far

  • herd herd

    Neighbor just shared this in an email:

    In the Albany Park neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side, a 29-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting just after 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of North Whipple Street, police said. He was in a vehicle in a nearby alley...

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    Neighbor just shared this in an email:

    In the Albany Park neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side, a 29-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting just after 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of North Whipple Street, police said. He was in a vehicle in a nearby alley when another car approached. The passenger of that car then got out and opened fire, striking the 29-year-old man in the chest and back. The 29-year-old man then drove himself about 4 miles away to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition. Early Saturday, officers guarded a single evidence marker that had been placed in the alley where the shooting took place.

Aug 01

Updated Aug 01

Car on fire Sunnyside&Central Park

Woke up at 5 am to a firetruck horn. Looked out my window and an SUV was on fire. Firemen were putting it out. Two weeks ago a kid got shot around the corner. The party never ends here!

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