Spanish Gangster Disciples tag, 4000 block Greenview. #3 on map.
Many were surprised to hear about an attempted gang shooting in a normally-quiet section of Lake View on Monday.
But, CWB has learned, one of the arrestees in that incident told police that he came to the area specifically because he knew that rival gang members frequent Warner Garden Park, located just two homes from where bullet casings were found on Monday.
And, a CWB search of city graffiti removal requests has found significant gang tagging activity in the immediate area of Lake View High School in recent months.
This map shows the locations of eight now-removed tags, which represented at least 3 different street gangs.
City-provided photos of the tags follow.
ABOVE: #1. Latin Eagles. 4200 N Ashland.
ABOVE: #2. 4100 block of Paulina.
ABOVE: #4. 1400 block of Cuyler.
ABOVE: #5. Latin Eagles. 3900 block of Ashland.
ABOVE: #6. Latin Eagles in the 3900 block of Marshfield.
ABOVE: #7. Latin Eagles in the 1600 block of Byron.
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings.
Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets.