In CHICAGO – Early this month, a man in Chicago’s South Shore neighbourhood is accused of shooting and killing another man. One count of first-degree murder, one count of unlawful use of a weapon, and one count of armed robbery with a firearm have all been filed against 24-year-old Edwin Sims.
On February 7th, a man in his twenties was shot and killed in the 1600 block of East 78th Street, according to the police. McGregory said, “I pray that the city of Chicago, police find the person that did this, so we have justice.” On Tuesday night, detectives were still at the scene, despite the rain, sorting through evidence from the car.
Relatives reported Bellwood resident and West Side business owner Threatt had two children in school. She allowed stylists and makeup artists to rent space in her salon. After having two daughters by the age of 26, “she was just a 26-year-old girl trying to do right,” McGregory said.
Local detectives have not yet made any arrests but are still looking into the matter. The section of DuSable Lake Shore Drive between 39th and 47th streets that was closed to southbound traffic has reopened. Additional details about the shooting were not immediately released by police.
When asked about illegal firearms by host Gayle King on CBS This Morning on Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot also called for federal action. Lightfoot argued that a new law’s provision against trafficking and straw purchasing would be the most helpful change.
“And so what’s the legislation I think will help us is a provision against trafficking and straw purchasing,” Lightfoot said. “We fought very hard for this. I’m relieved that some progress has been made, but I think the federal government could do more to ensure that this law is actually enforced.”
Brown acknowledged that “these are very tenuous times,” but he remained confident in the resilience of the United States and the stability of its democracy. “Indeed, I believe it is time for the leaders in Congress to take charge. We need stricter gun laws. We’ll make do with what we have, but additional controls would be welcome.”
As a CTA bus was travelling through West Garfield Park on Sunday afternoon, gunmen opened fire, killing one and injuring another. Two male suspects, armed with firearms, boarded a bus in the 300 block of South Pulaski Road at around 1:20 p.m., police said.
They proceeded to the bus’s rear and opened fire on two passengers. Police said a male of undetermined age was shot in the head and later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. After receiving a graze wound to the head, a 24-year-old man allegedly declined medical attention.
The man’s body was discovered Friday night in Longwood Manor, making him the second person to be found dead from a gunshot wound there within an hour. Amad Martin, 23, was found in the 9600 block of South Princeton Avenue with gunshot wounds to the back and left shoulder at around 11:35 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The police said he was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but he later died from his wounds there.