Sorry for the delayed post in regards to this incident, but there was a homicide on Tuesday at about 4am at the corner of Schubert and Albany, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sources say the shooting was gang-related, and was related to the homicide that occurred on the 3000 block of N California last week. 23 yr old Emigdio Ortega, of the 2600 block of N. Fairfield Avenue, was found dead by Chicago Police in an alley on the 2700 block of N Albany. Ortega, and another man (who is a known gang member in the area), were returning from the wake of Jesus Gamboa, the man who was killed in the California shooting, when another man came out from a gangway and opened fired on them. So then, Ortega and his friend ran separate ways so they wouldn't get shot, which obviously didn't work out. CPD responded to calls of "Shots Fired" in the area and found Ortega's unhurt friend by the Logan Square Blue Line Station. Ortega was found dead at about 5:30am and was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been shot in his shoulder and his right elbow.
The offender has a description, and it is as follows: male Hispanic, 20s, light complected, 5'8 or 5'9, 150 to 160 lbs, and last seen wearing a red cap and red jacket.
Residents of Beat 1411, I'm sorry that you've seen these two homicides within a week. It's truly horrible. I'm glad Alderman Moreno had called a community meeting for it on Wednesday, though. I'll be making a post on that later this afternoon.