Thursday, June 14, 2012
Armed monkey shoots up city with his wildebeast additude
In the first late Wednesday night fatal shooting, the teen was shot in the neck at about 10 p.m. in the 8900 block of South Brandon Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said, citing early reports.
The victim, Romelo Golden, of the 8800 block of South Burley Avenue, was rushed to John H. Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Police believe the shooting is gang related and were searching for two males seen fleeing the scene.
About a half hour later, a 24-year-old man was reportedly stabbed multiple times during a quarrel with his sister at a residence in the 4100 block of South King Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood, police. The man, Curtis James, later died of his wounds. James' 23-year-old sister was taken into custody, police said.
At about 11:39 p.m., two men were shot just outside of a gas station in the 7800 block of South Western Avenue.
One of the men, David Cocroft, 22, of the 12500 block of South Union Avenue, was shot in the back and died at the scene, police said. The second man, 20, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
In other overnight shootings:
A 24-year-old man was shot in the wrist during an attempted holdup by two men in the 0-100 block of North Central Avenue at about 11:23 p.m., police said. The victim was taken to Stroger in good condition. Both men fled without taking anything from the victim, police said.
Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the 6500 block of South Wolcott Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. One of the wounded men sought help by driving himself to the Englewood District police station, police said.
Both men were taken to Christ, where their conditions were stabilized. Early reports stated the shots were fired from a gold-colored sedan, which fled the scene.
At about 2:45 a.m., a man was shot in the leg as he entered a home in the 3100 block of West 84th Place in the Wrightwood neighborhood, police said.
The man was driven to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he was stabilized, police said.