Thursday, April 22, 2010

Man shot while standing on porch dies

Another crime story from yesterday's Chicago Sun-Times...

Man shot while standing on porch dies :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime
A man was standing outside on a porch early Wednesday when he was shot multiple times in the South Side Chatham neighborhood and later died, police said.

At 1:04 a.m., a 27-year-old man was standing on a porch in the 600 block of East 92nd Place, when a suspect approached him and fired, striking him multiple times, according to a release from police News Affairs.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he later died, the release said.

Police did not release any further information on the suspect and no one was in custody as of 5:30 a.m.

Calumet Area Detectives are investigating.
This particular story was of interest, as i lived on the 500 block of E. 92nd street for several months in 2006-2007.

The neighborhood had a lot of children and youth. They were especially friendly to my daughter. We were there in the months during and surrounding the winter season, so we missed much of this type of action.

I would personally encourage churches in the area (such as Burnside Baptist and St. Phillips Community Church, who have shown a desire to reach out into their neighborhood) to send out ministers and lay leaders to simply walk the streets, and get to know people, especially the youth.

Our community doesn't have to be taken over by this violence -- there a lot of good people out there who can make a difference, even a small one...


  1. What holding back change? It's fear. Fear keeps the results on you. Fear! It always gets in the way of things. Fear! It makes people misjudge things. Fear! It makes you less of a man.

  2. Something needs to change asap!Our black men are killing eachother rapidly and it make no sense..I am from that particular neighborhood and alot of these guys i've known since they were kids and the sad thing about it is they know eachother.I remember ronald as a kid not a bad kid ,average but me recently was released from prison for serving time fro the murder of sherman mays which at one point in time they both were what i'm saying here is we need more positive influences in our neighborhoods. these kids need to know that there are people out here in this crazy world that care..

  3. ronald rosenthal was a murderer!!!...he killed sherman mays in cold blood.....

  4. I appreciate the participation of anonymous 1 & 2 but we are not going to get anywhere pointing fingers at each other. I agree our young black males "bes what they sees" but we have to changes that so they understand that you are no less of a man because you are not a rapper, entertainer, etc or what you wear.

  5. Please leave your name in the comment if you don't have a Goodle or OpenID account.

    Anonymous @3:21, are you still in the neighborhood? Did you know of any leaders on the block or nearby? Any mentors who helped keep you away form the gangbangers & jail?

  6. I was upset and angered upon being notified about the first shooting on 92nd St. That day I reached out to the Supt. who was in Springlfield. That evening when I was notified about the shooting of the baby, I was dazed with anger, remorse and empathy for the suffering the family was encountering and would have to endure in the future. When I spoke to the Supt. he advised me that he would be saturating the area with additional resources and would be in the Ward Friday night. He told me about missions and intelligence and seeking out the leaders of these gangs all as means to an end to this violence. Our response, that of the Community Association Presidents and other community leaders was to request a meeting with the Mayor. I will keep you advised on the results of that meeting.

  7. I live in the Burnside Community in fact on the same block as the shooter of the 20 month old, It was just a matter of time before some innocent child was killed in the senseless violence in this community. I've lived here for over 20 years and during the nineties it was horrible over in this area. I use to attend beat meetings but nothing seemed to change, now there is a whole new generation of violet gang bangers continuing the rampage. Maybe now our politians will respond to what the people have been complaing about for the last 20 years. Concerned Citizen.


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