Sunday, August 26, 2012

Authorities: 2 dead, 1 wounded in Chatham shooting

An shooting at 79th & ST. Lawrence has left 1 dead and 2 injured. And this happened in broad daylight.

From Chicago Breaking News:
Two assailants wearing masks opened fire this afternoon leaving two people dead and a 17-year-old girl hospitalized in serious condition in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

The shooting happened about 1:15 p.m. in the 7900 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, fire and police officials said.

Two men wearing masks shot three people: a 20-year-old man who was dead on the scene, a 17-year-old girl in the lower back, and an 18-year-old man in the leg and lower arm, according to police.

Christopher Spraggins, 20, of 348 E. 76th St., was pronounced dead on the scene while the male in his late teens was pronounced dead at 2:14 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police said the teen girl was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Kevin MacGregor, she was in serious condition.

The gunmen ran eastbound after the shooting and fled into a car, police said.

No arrests have been made this evening, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

Four people were killed and at least 14 wounded in shootings in Chicago between 4:15 p.m. Friday and early Saturday morning.'
Authorities: 2 dead, 1 wounded in Chatham shooting

...And from our Facebook page:
Jan M. Hooks My nephew was the young man who was killed. Please keep his family and those who were wounded in your thoughts and prayers. We need to do something about the violence in this city and especially on the south side of Chicago
Ms. Hooks also added that there was another shooting a few hours later at 79th and Prairie.

My wife read this news, and stated to me that she wants to leave Chatham at our first opportunity. How do we combat the fear that drives away good citizens?


  1. When is the community going to realize this is NOT our People. This smells like the POLICE. Guess I'm the only one Bold enough to put it out there.


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