Friday, May 17, 2013
A male subject was shot near the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard on Friday around 9:45 p.m., police said. Multiple police agencies, including the sheriff's department are on the scene.
Update 05/18, 9:45 a.m. ~ Officers responding to the area observed a male subject lying on the ground in the 4800 block of Golf Road. According to police, the person suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is currently in stable condition. There have been no arrests as of this time. A press release issued this morning stated there would be more details on Monday, May 20. Earlier 05/17, 11:01 p.m. ~ Skokie police responded to a shots fired complaint at Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard on Friday at around 9:45 p.m. A male subject suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital, said Skokie Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli. No one is in custody at this time, Scarpelli said. Police from Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove and …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Officers responded to a shots fired complaint near the intersection of Lamon and Hull avenues on April 28.
Two different residents reported hearing gunshots fired near the intersection of Hull and Lamon avenues around 10 p.m. on April 28, according to police. One caller reported hearing three shots while the second said four were fired. Officers canvassed the area and found nothing of evidentiary value, police said. At this time, the incident is under investigation. No further details are available. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Thursday, February 28, 2013
NBC’s new series ‘Chicago Fire’ will be filming at Haben Funeral Home in downtown Skokie today, Feb. 28.
Who would have thought a funeral home in downtown Skokie would be the 'hottest' place to be? NBC’s new TV series “Chicago Fire” will be shooting at Haben Funeral Home in downtown Skokie on Thursday. Crews are expected to shoot from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the latest. John Haben, director and owner of Haben Funeral Home, 8057 Niles Center Road, said the show’s scouting team picked his parlor because of its unique features. “As I understand it, it’s going to be a scene where characters are bringing in a family member from the parking lot and into our parlor,” Haben said. “The producer and director loved our facility. They scouted [several other funeral homes] and said, ‘Your funeral home is comforting and has a lot of character.’” Haben said his…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Several shots were fired at an apartment window in the 4800 block of Greenleaf Street in Skokie on Feb. 11. Meanwhile, an individual was arrested yesterday, Feb. 14., by Chicago police around 8:10 p.m. in the same area.
04/18 - Read our update here Police are saying a drug or gambling debt might have been the motive for a shooting that occurred in the 4800 block of Greenleaf Street on Feb. 11. An offender fired several shots at a window in a second-story apartment, where an individual, believed to be known to the offender, resides, police said. No one was injured, but several people were inside the unit at the time of the shooting. According to the report, officers responded to a shots-fired complaint around 2:17 a.m. A witness told police dispatchers that she heard a total of six gunshots near her area. When officers arrived, they saw two bullet holes in a rear window, the report stated. The bullet holes were in the northwest side of the apartment. One …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Several rounds were fired into a home in the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue in neighboring Evanston early Sunday morning.
A sleeping child was unhurt after shots were fired into a home in the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue and one hit the mattress where the child was sleeping, the Chicago Tribune reports. No one else in the home, including another child, was injured. Police, who were called to the home around 1 a.m. Sunday, said the shooting may be related to ongoing violence between two gangs, the article says. The investigation is ongoing. Three recent shootings, two of them fatal, have been linked to an ongoing feud. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local and state police in Newtown, Conn. were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 this morning after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school.
Twenty seven people are dead, including 18 children, at a Connecticut elementary school after a 24-year-old man went on a shooting rampage. The shooting happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a town of about 28,000 people an hour outside of Stamford. Newtown Police were called to the school at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. The shooter had ties to the elementary school, according to Fox 6. The shooter, Ryan Lanza, was targeting his mother, who was a teacher at school, according to Newton Patch. Lanza killed his mother and…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Javar Bamberg died after he was shot in the head on Grey Avenue Tuesday morning, according to police. Investigators say his death is related to a feud between two extended families with gang ties.
Evanston police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old Evanston man who they say was shot and killed in an alley in the 1700 block of Grey Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1800 block of Hovland Court, and found Javar Bamberg lying in the alleyway, according to a press release from the Evanston Police Department. Bamberg was shot in the head died at the scene, police said. “The investigation at this time has shown that this is not a random act,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott said in the release. Parrott said investigators believe Bamberg was targeted as part of an ongoing feud between two extended families with ties to gang violence. For immediate updates on this story, …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A 25-year-old man was shot shortly after midnight Sunday, Nov. 25, in the 2800 block of West Howard Street, according to the 'Chicago Tribune.'
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Monday, November 26, 2012
A 25-year-old man was shot in the thigh during a fight early Sunday morning in the 2800 block of West Howard Street, according to the Chicago Tribune. The man was shot at 12:10 a.m., the Tribune reports, and was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment, where his condition was stabilized. Because the shooting took place on the Chicago side of Howard Street, Chicago Police are investigating the incident, according to a spokesperson for the Evanston Police Department. For the full story, visit the Chicago Tribune. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Suspect still at large following Sunday morning shooting at spa near Brookfield Square Mall at Milwaukee suburb.
Brookfield, WI — At least seven people have been shot this morning at the Azana Spa across the street from the Brookfield Square mall. Other reports say as many as a dozen have been shot by the gunman, who is still at large. Brookfield is a suburb of about 38,000 people just west of Milwaukee. Patch has learned the man wanted by police is apparently the estranged husband of one of the hair stylists at the spa. A spa employee told Patch the hair stylist has been having problems since she left her husband. The man is believed to have slashed car tires in the parking lot of the spa and the business recently put up signs on most of its doors warning employees to keep them locked at all times. The employee who spoke to Patch said the woman's …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Nearly 2,000 people gathered Saturday in neighboring Evanston for the funeral of 14-year-old ETHS freshman Dajae Coleman, who was shot in what police say was a case of mistaken identity last week.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Family members printed 1,200 programs for the funeral of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman, the Evanston Township High School freshman who was fatally shot in what police said was a case of mistaken identity last week. Thirty minutes before services began at First Church of God Christian Life Center, every last program was gone, handed out to the nearly 2,000 mourners who gathered for his funeral Saturday, Sept. 29. Known as “Dae Dae,” the honor student was fired at four times by a 20-year-old Evanston man with gang connections, police said, who was arrested and charged with first degree murder this Friday. Police described the shooting as “a retaliatory act upon an innocent group of teens.” Read more: Dajae Coleman, The Story So Far Based on …