Apparently, you can't even go to school now without being shot. Yes, a kid was shot going to school. This occurred at 9am yesterday morning within the 3400 block of W Armitage. A 14 yr old boy was on his way to school with his MOM and a thug comes up, flashes signs and shoots the kid in the head. The kid's last known condition was critical. Read more/Source.
I think this is absolutely insane. What has Logan Square came to? Now innocent 14 yr old kids walking with their parent to school is going to get shot in our neighborhood? This is unacceptable. Residents seriously have to do something, and make the 14th District police help them (since this occurred in 14). We also have to make our aldermen spring into action. I think it's about time we start storming 121 North LaSalle Street, Downtown, where they're at most of the time, and demand some action about these gangbangers taking over our streets. We can't just sit here like ducks and let them either.
I also have another idea. I think school teachers, who teach 6th through 11th grades, who read this blog (I'm sure there's some out there) need to start holding classroom discussions with their students regarding what is happening on our streets. I think alot of good would come out of it.
In the meantime, residents, keep calling 911 as much as you have to regarding anything related to gangs.
Update, 12/14/09: A source tells me that this shooting was gang-related after all. The 14 yr old is supposedly an IG (Imperial Gangster) who recently just got out of jail for armed robbery, according to rumors. He was also expelled from Ames Middle School, 1920 N. Hamlin, after beating up another pupil. On the day of this shooting, he was heading to the school to re-enroll. He also has a 16 yr old brother who was shot at a couple of months ago at Drake and Cortland. He's also an IG. Folks, if you want to know this kid's name, email me for it. I've got it, but I'm not putting it up here, because I don't want some IG coming to get me.
Update, 12/27/09: A former teacher of this kid tells me that they're not surprised at this. He acted really bad and treated others horribly. Also, I've got a question. Anybody know what his condition is now?
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