On June 8, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m. CDT, a teenaged boy was shot near West 13th Street and South Homan Avenue in Chicago. This shooting took place across from the public library. It was also only one block from the police station in the Lawndale neighborhood, which is located at 3340 Fillmore Street.
According to Chicago Tribune, the victim was transported to Mount Sinai hospital, where he will be treated for several gunshots. The young man was wounded in the back, heel, leg. His condition is unknown at this time.
He was the second of three shootings that took place in Chicago within a one hour period this afternoon. The first occurred near the O’Keefe Elementary School on the South Side at 12:40 p.m. He took bullets in his buttocks and abdomen. Another shot grazed the 16-year-old boy’s head.
The third shooting happened on the West Side, only two miles from the second shooting. Approximately 30 minutes later on West Ohio Street between North Noman and North Kedzie Avenues. When emergency services arrived it was determined that the 34-year-old male had passed away.
The exact age of the teen, who was shot in Lawndale, is unknown. However, according to Guardian Liberty Voice Videographer, Untrail D. Boyd, the young adult may be 17 or 18 years old. Boyd expressed agitation, he questioned how a shooting could take place so close to the police station, and the officers do nothing to prevent the situation. He asked why the police appeared to be focused elsewhere and not care about the shootings in Chicago.
None of the names of the victims have been released. The condition of the two teens in also unknown. Guardian Liberty Voice will continue to provide information as it becomes available.
Written by Cathy Milne
Contributor Untrail D. Boyd
Chicago Tribune: 1 dead, 4 wounded in daytime shootings
Interview with Untrail D. Boyd
Video and Images Courtesy of Boyd’s Team – Used With Permission