3 people shot, 3 stabbed in separate attacks in Lakeview; Sergeant CPD punched a few hours ago
CHICAGO (CBS) – Three people were shot in the Lakeview neighborhood early Monday morning.
Police said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Barry Avenue, and Clark and Halsted streets, about 12 hours after the Chicago Pride Parade passed through the neighborhood.
Police said a woman and two men were standing outside when someone opened fire.
A 46-year-old woman was shot in the stomach and remains in critical condition at Illinois Masonic Hospital.
A 30-year-old man was shot in the knee and a 37-year-old man was shot in the leg. Both are in good condition.
There are at least 40 evidence markers in the Advocate Outpatient Center parking lot on Clark Street.
The shooting took place just days after Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) expressed safety concerns during the Pride Parade and the traditionally gathered crowds that followed.
In a letter from Tunney to the Supt police. David Brown, a street vendor bluntly demanding more resources, called the Chicago police’s current safety plan for the parade “insufficient for the size of the crowd.”
“Specifically the 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. shift,” says Tunney. “It’s really important to note that this 4 a.m. post-parade activity definitely requires more supervision.”
The City Hall District Sheriff said the department has it covered, with additional resources for both the parade route and any subsequent festivities.
The shooting wasn’t the only act of violence that took place during the celebrations following the parade.
Three people were also stabbed near Belmont and Sheffield in Lakeview around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. A woman is in custody following that incident.
Hours earlier, just a few blocks away, a Chicago police officer had been punched in the 3300 block of North Clark Street. Around 8:30 p.m., the sergeant was trying to arrest a male prisoner when a 21-year-old woman punched the sergeant in the head, police said.
The sergeant was treated at a local hospital for ear and hand pain.
Charges are pending.