Boy, 13, Among Two Struck in Uptown Shooting Thursday; Alderman Enjoys A Re-Tweet

The scene after two teens were shot in Uptown on Thursday evening. | Phil d

Two teenagers, one only 13-years-old, were shot in Uptown Thursday evening, according to Chicago police and a department source. No one is in custody. Both victims were reported in stable condition.

A witness told officials that they heard gunshots as someone yelled, “get the f*** out of my neighborhood” in the 4500 block of North Sheridan around 7:40 p.m.

The younger boy, shot in his left leg, was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital. A 17-year-old male was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

Witnesses reported seeing two men fire shots before one or both offenders fled and used a key to enter a nearby residential building.

Police described two offenders. One was said to be male, black, thin, and wearing a jacket that is white on the top and dark on the bottom with jeans and white shoes. The other was described as a thin black male with short dreadlocks who wore a gray jacket.

Six people have been shot in Uptown since April 8th. So far, none of them have died.

“I Re-Tweeted,” Alderman Says Of Rape Report

Uptown Alderman James Cappleman never told his constituents about the attempted murder that happened across the street from his office Monday in the 4500 block of North Broadway.

Cappleman, the Retweeter of York

When a 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the courtyard of her building in the 4400 block of North Magnolia on Tuesday, Cappleman said nothing to those who elected him.

Cappleman still hasn’t addressed his failure to report the shooting outside his front door. But he had an answer when asked on Facebook about his failure to report the rape. Speaking of a CPD tweet sent nearly two days after the attack, the alderman said:

We got the tweet from the 19th District at 9pm last night and retweet[ed] them within 24 hours. If you would like to hear directly from Community Policing, just follow them on Twitter @ChicagoCAPS19 and you will get the same exact information at the same time my office receives it. Hope this helps.

Hey James! You made $117,156 last year as alderman. A woman was raped on her front lawn in your ward. Try stepping up. Hope this helps.

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