0748 Shooting in Avondale Park, 3516 W School. Shots fired behind the field house from a purple van, good condition, no dents. Victims are two female children, ages 3 and 5, shot in the back of the head and in the back. Witnesses report a partial plate of King88****. Both children alive at the time of transport.
This is thought to be a gang-related shooting.
Vehicle found at 2800 N Francisco after it reportedly fled on the Kennedy, exited on California.
One suspect in custody seen running from the van while near the park. ~ProdigalOne
Shift change, 2:00pm - Timmy here. I would just like to put all the links up to the media stories that have been published in regards to this shooting, and I'd like to give the reaction of commenters who were there. I will have my opinion on this shooting in a later post. Chicago News Report, Chicago Breaking News, NBC 5, ABC 7, WGN 9, CBS 2, FOX 32, and the Chicago Sun-Times all have stories on this shooting.
5:13pm - This just in. The 17th District is holding an "Outdoor Roll Call" TODAY, at 6:00pm, at the park. Join the police, Alderman Colon, the Commander Melissa Staples, other elected officials and of course, the community. I recommend ALL to attend this roll call.