Man Shot Blocks From Top Cop's News Conference

Critically injured while Police Supt. Jody Weis addressed violence blocks away

Friday, Apr 2, 2010  |  Updated 4:45 PM CDT
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A man was shot Friday afternoon in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, half mile from a press conference where Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis was discussing the recent rash of violence and how it was being addressed.

A 25-year-old man was shot at West 69th and South Paulina streets, and taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said.

The man was shot about 3:30 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien, who was citing preliminary information.

At 3 p.m., Weis was to speak at a press conference at 6600 S. Marshfield Ave., the scene of four shootings early Friday morning.

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