Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Shooting this Past Saturday (6/14) at 1600 Block of South Indiana

We've received a couple emails from readers asking if we had any additional details on a shooting this past weekend on the 1600 block of South Indiana.  We actually weren't aware of it, so did some googling and found the following (via NBC5):
At the same time (2:45pm on 6/14), a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1600 block of South Indiana Avenue. The man took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police said.
Beyond that we don't have any additional information.  But a good reminder to be vigilant.

One of the readers writes:
I read that there was a shooting yesterday afternoon around 3pm in the 1600 block of S. Indiana in the Prarie Ave district. One man injured. Very interestingly, there was actually a fatal shooting last summer (in July) that was quite close to this location. I believe that prior shooting, with one man killed, was near Indiana and 15th Place. This obviously raises concerns about what is going on in this particular area - is there a park or other public space in this area that attracts gang members to congregate? Or, is there a resident or small group of residents in this specific area that have some type of gang affiliation or gang ties? Is there any narcotics selling in this specific area?
Another ponders if it has anything to do with the Spring Awakening festival that took over Soldier Field during the weekend:
Can you find out any more about the shooting that supposedly took place at 16th and Indiana Saturday afternoon? Wondering if it was related to people attending the Spring Awakening festival. Worried about this somewhat.
Does anyone have any additional info?

(Hat tip: S & RC!)

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