Gunshots Caused Damage At Dempster and Bronx, Police Say

Witnesses said they heard gunshots just before 8:20 p.m.


Witnesses reported hearing gunshots Sunday just before 8:20 p.m., Skokie police said. The sound of the shots followed an argument between two groups of people. Police described one group as being male whites driving in a silver Ford Windstar minivan. 

The other group, also described as male whites or Hispanics, were seen standing between two buildings, according to police. A Ford Windstar and picture window frame were later discovered damaged by the bullets. 

Police are investigating this incident and have assigned additional patrols to the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Long at 847/933-5950. Information also may be reported to the Skokie Police Department automated Crime Tip Hotline, 847/933-TIPS (8477).

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Patricia September 18, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Local Resident I too. read Marlena's blog. Tell one of the many people who were mugged or who's houses were broken into that over all crime is down and wait for their response. Numbers can and have been manipulated in many instances. I can't say this is the case here. I can say in the almost 15 years that I've lived here, things have changed and not for the better. I too have seriously considered leaving Skokie because of the changes. It doesn't matter if you divide the crime by five, as was done in the report, or one hundred, if I've been robbed or had my home violated, it doesn't matter to me what's said. If you are my neighbor, you too should be concerned because if they rob my house today, they may hit yours too. Crime is all of our problem. If you see something out of the ordinary, call the police! We must take back our community from the criminals while remaining a diverse and inclusive community. Both can be done - they aren't mutually exclusive.
Marlena Jayatilake September 18, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Wow, didn't see that one coming! Go back and read all of my past posts and get a more clear picture of me. If you actually read my posts you might see I never said all Section 8 residents were bad. I'm just trying to find out about crime in Skokie. What you are accusing me of certainly will not be entertained by me. That's really not what we are here for. I'm sorry you feel that way. Peace & Blessings
Jordan S. Zoot September 18, 2013 at 09:27 AM
If you want to address the problem I am an Illinois CCL instructor jordan@phanalx-training.com
Local Resident September 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM
I agree Patricia. It seems that Skokie residents are gonna have to start cleaning house from the highest levels down at Village Hall. I just returned 1 year ago and the crimes I have read about, not compiled with what my neighbors have experienced is overwhelming. We know we will always have crime of some sort, 1 shooting is 1 too many. How many has Skokie seen in the past few months? And across the board this is a decrease?


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