|Pitchforks and crowns. Hard to know which side is “up.”|
When two men were critically wounded in a gang-related shooting by the tennis courts at Addison and Lake Shore Drive last week, many people were surprised. Gang shootings?
Less than a week before that, another man was shot in a gang incident at Belmont and Sheffield.
A van full of Latin Kings was shot at by rival gang members across from Wrigley Field in late May.
|Inverted and “broken” 5-point crown with rival six-point star.|
CWB has frequently mentioned that the area east of Lake Shore Drive at Addison (Recreation Drive) is a popular hangout for gang members. Acting on a tip from a reader this week, we learned just how popular it is.
Shown here are some of the gang markings that we found today. The symbols represent a handful of different gangs—and they are not all friends.
UPDATED: Since some readers seem to believe the six-pointed star is exclusively a symbol of Judaism, we offer a video primer.