Guardian Liberty Voice photojournalist Untrail D. Boyd has reported a drive-by shooting that injured two Black youths in a North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. The incident occurred near the intersection of 16th St. and Springfield Ave. around 9 p.m. CT on June 18, 2016.
According to Boyd, both of the shooting victims are African-American youths and said to be 17 years old. Witnesses reported that one of the victims was shot twice–once in the hip and once in the forearm. The other victim was shot once and also wounded in the hip. Both of the shooting victims were alive and transported to Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital via ambulance. Currently, their conditions are unknown.
Details are limited about the shooter and automobile used in the drive-by shooting. There is no description of the vehicle or shooter at this time. Witnesses reported one shooter was involved in the incident. However, no further details are available as this story is being reported. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) was on the scene and is actively investigating the incident. If anyone has information about this case, please contact the CPD anonymously with details.
The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that residents can anonymously and safely help rid their communities of crime by sending information to the CPD via text messages from their mobile devices. Here is how residents of Chicago can submit a tip via text message:
1. Create a new text message or SMS text on a smartphone or other mobile device
2. Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the “TO” line
3. In the message box, type the word CPD, followed by a space, and then, the crime tip information
4. Hit “Send” to send the text message. Users will receive an auto-response message on their mobile device acknowledging the tip.
The TXT2TIP program also allows for web tip submissions. The identity of tipsters will not be sent to the authorities.
Stay tuned to Guardian Liberty Voice for more updates as this story unfolds.
Written and Edited by Leigh Haugh
Untrail D. Boyd
Videographer: Untrail D. Boyd
Chicago Police Department Official Website–TXT2TIP Program
Image Courtesy of Untrail D. Boyd – Used With Permission